How to Activate Your New Wells Fargo Card at

So you just received a shiny new debit or credit card from Wells Fargo – congratulations! But before you can start swiping away, you need to activate your card first. Don’t worry, it’s a simple process and we’re here to help walk you through it.

Why Do You Need to Activate Your Card?

Activating your card is an important security step that verifies your identity and lets Wells Fargo know that you have received your card and are ready to use it. Consider it the final handshake before your card becomes usable!

4 Easy Ways to Activate Your Wells Fargo Card at

Wells Fargo offers several convenient activation methods. Choose the option that works best for you:

  1. Online
    Visit the and sign in to your account. Follow the prompts to verify your identity and enter your card details.
  2. Mobile App In the Wells Fargo mobile app, find your new card in the menu and tap to activate. Provide any requested info.
  3. ATM
    Head to a Wells Fargo ATM, insert your card and enter your PIN when prompted.
  4. Phone Call 1-877-294-6933 and activate by speaking to a Wells Fargo representative.

Tip: If you need to reset your password or PIN, contact Wells Fargo customer service for assistance.

What Information Will You Need?

Make sure you have the following handy when activating your card:

  • Card number
  • Expiration date
  • Security code (if activating online or via phone)
  • Name as it appears on the card
  • Full legal name
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security Number or ITIN

Providing accurate card and personal details helps verify your identity and ensure quick activation.

What’s Next After Activation?

Once your shiny new Wells Fargo card is activated, you can start enjoying the perks! Use it online, tap to pay contactless, withdraw cash at ATMs – the convenience is all yours.

As you start swiping, be sure to check your transaction activity and manage account alerts for safety.

You can also register your activated card for digital wallets like Apple Pay or Google Pay to make checkout even smoother. Enjoy!

We hope this beginner’s guide helped you successfully activate your Wells Fargo card. Now go enjoy spending with that new piece of plastic! Let us know if you have any other questions.