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Find out here about Quick Chip for EMV®¹

Visa and Index Quick Chip and Streamlined EMV Testing and Certification webinar

Click here to access the webinar presented by Visa and Index on Visa Quick Chip and Streamlined EMV Testing and Certification.

Video: Quick Chip for EMV

Watch this short video to see Quick Chip in action.

Chip Bytes: Quick Chip for EMV

Listen to this brief webcast to learn more about Quick Chip.

Quick Chip for EMV Guide

Describes the solution that speeds up checkout times on chip transactions at the point of sale and optimizes the consumer experience.

PDF | 689K

Quick Chip Implementation Steps

An implementation best practice guide showing 3 steps for implementing Quick Chip.

PDF | 148K

Quick Chip for EMV Specification

This specification defines the modified use of standard EMV processing at the Point of Sale to enable a Quick Chip transaction.

PDF | 260K

¹ EMV is a registered trademark or trademark of EMVCo LLC in the U.S. and other countries.

January 2017

EMV Newsletter - Did you know?

Read about items of interest when deploying Quick Chip for EMV.

PDF | 515K

November/December 2016

EMV Newsletter - Did you know?

Read about items of interest when deploying Quick Chip for EMV.

PDF | 526K

September 2016

EMV Newsletter - Did you know?

Read about items of interest when deploying Quick Chip for EMV.

PDF | 452K

August 2016

EMV Newsletter - Did you know?

Read about items of interest when deploying Quick Chip for EMV.

PDF | 669K

July 2016

EMV Newsletter - Did you know?

Read about items of interest when deploying Quick Chip for EMV.

PDF | 734K

Visa Chip Business Toolkit

This information-packed toolkit is designed to help merchants make the seamless transition to chip-activated terminals.

Infographic: What is an EMV Chip Card?

Discover the added security benefits of an EMV chip card.

ZIP | 2.2M

Infographic: The Benefits of Magnetic Stripe, Chip and Contactless Technologies

Discover how Visa protects different in-store payments.

ZIP | 1.9M

Infographic: Visa chip cardholder verification methods

Discover how Visa provides choice to consumers and merchants with multiple verification options.

ZIP | 7.4M

Video: Use Your Visa Chip Card Everywhere

Smart, simple, secure - see Visa chip cards in action.

Video: How to use a Visa chip card

Learn how to use chip cards at in-store terminals.

Video: EMV chip technology business case

Research Director, Julie Conroy, explains why implementing chip card technology protects payments and prevents counterfeit fraud.

Introduction to U.S. EMV Chip

This brief webcast discusses a basic overview of credit card fraud trends, how EMV chip works and the basics of U.S. chip implementation. It also reviews the variety of resources to help you.

Visa Chip Bytes Webcast Series

Welcome to Visa Chip Bytes. Designed for financial institutions, merchants, processors and vendors, Visa Chip Bytes offers brief, targeted webcasts about adopting chip technology in the U.S.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Visa U.S. EMV Chip Terminal Testing Requirements

This document provides a comprehensive summary of the terminal testing required prior to deployment, including the proper use of toolkits containing test cards and test cases along with detail on reporting requirements. There is also information about Visa U.S. Chip Acquirer Self-Accreditation Program.

PDF | 77K

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Visa Accredited EMV Consultant Program

This is the roster of consultants that have attended a Visa EMV chip training course and demonstrated, through examination, a broad understanding of EMV and Visa-recommended implementation options.

PDF | 120K

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Visa Kernel Management Guidelines for Contact and Contactless Chip Terminal Implementations

This document offers guidelines on appropriate terminal kernel management, which can potentially minimize terminal testing and clarify when changes are needed for deployed terminals.

PDF | 102K

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Chip Merchant Recommended Reading List

Outlines the initial merchant documentation, organized by priority that is recommended for chip and contactless implementations.

PDF | 55K

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tap Into the Power of EMV Chip Technology... and Start Building Your Future Today

As Visa promotes the U.S. migration to a contact chip and contactless EMV based infrastructure, merchants are encouraged to start thinking about the point of sale acceptance device upgrades needed to support emerging chip technologies.

PDF | 774K

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Upgrading Your Point-of-Sale (POS) Infrastructure to Accept Chip Cards

This document provides a list of some topics that need to be discussed and evaluated with the merchant's acquirer, processor and vendors.

PDF | 258K

Monday, December 5, 2016

Mitigating Fraud on Chip Fallback Transactions

Best Practices for small to midsize merchants.

PDF | 532K

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Visa Minimum U.S. Online Only Terminal Configuration

This white paper outlines the terminal configuration for a minimal implementation of online-only EMV chip acceptance that leverages existing online magnetic-stripe infrastructure.

PDF | 1.3M

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Play it Smart With U.S. Chip Payment Transactions

This document provides high-level guidelines for U.S. hotel, car rental and restaurant merchants on how to better understand and integrate chip acceptance into their payment-processing environment.

PDF | 1.2M

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Counterfeit Fraud Mitigation Best Practices - Point-of-Sale Merchants Who Are Not EMV Chip Enabled

Four best practices that merchants can implement to help reduce counterfeit fraud for point-of-sale transactions.

PDF | 61K

Friday, March 4, 2016

Quick Service Restaurants - Chip Card Acceptance in the U.S.

A flyer for quick service restaurants demonstrating how to use a chip cards for payment at the point of sale.

PDF | 61K

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

When Do You Test

At-a-glance guidelines for Visa's EMV chip terminal testing requirements, including frequently asked questions and a graphical representation of when terminals need to be tested.

PDF | 366K

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Chip Vendor Enabled Service - Streamlined Visa U.S. EMV Chip Testing and Reporting Requirements

This document provides Visa-confirmed third party vendors help on streamlining the testing and reporting requirements for deployment of EMV chip ATM and point of sale acceptance devices in the U.S.

PDF | 570K

Monday, December 7, 2015

Chip Payment Acceptance for Restaurant Merchants — Understanding Tip and Gratuity Options

As the U.S. migrates to chip, restaurant merchants that accept tips and gratuities on cards must consider how to best serve their customers while limiting disruption to their business. Accepting chip cards at a restaurant can be accomplished without affecting current practices.

PDF | 598K

Monday, November 17, 2014

Accelerated Connection Platform (ACP)

Describes the Accelerated Connection Platform that enables acquirers to offer merchants faster access to the next generation of payment innovation.

PDF | 921K

Friday, August 8, 2014

EMV Chip Card Acceptance in the U.S.: Enhanced Security - Easy Experience

Illustrates the steps of EMV chip card acceptance at the point of sale for enhanced security and an easy customer experience. This is a quick reference that can be laminated and placed near the payment terminal.

PDF | 542K

Friday, August 8, 2014

Chip Payment Acceptance: Putting it Into Perspective for Small-Ticket Unattended Merchants

Important information for merchants that are not yet supporting chip processing.

PDF | 296K