Before you order the BitPay Card, you'll need some bitcoin to pay for the card plus the bitcoin miner fee and network costs. You will also need a bitcoin wallet. Check out the BitPay Wallet. It can reliably pay for the BitPay Card and can sync with the BitPay Card once you order it.
To order the BitPay Card, first go to https://bitpay.com/card/get-started. From there, you'll need to provide us with some information so we can verify who you are. International Card applicants will need to provide additional documentation for our card team. You'll want to make sure you don't do any of the following when submitting your documents. Then you will pay for the card.
Once you successfully order the BitPay Card, you'll have to wait for it to arrive before you can activate it.
For US Residents: The BitPay Visa Prepaid Card is issued by Metropolitan Commercial Bank, member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa, U.S.A. Inc. “Metropolitan” and “Metropolitan Commercial Bank” are registered trademarks of Metropolitan Commercial Bank © 2014. Use of the Card is subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable Cardholder Agreement and fee schedule, if any.
For Non-US Residents: The BitPay Visa® Prepaid Card is issued by Wave Crest Holdings Limited pursuant to a license from Visa® Europe. Visa® is a registered trademark of Visa Incorporated. Wave Crest Holdings Limited is a licensed electronic money institution by the Financial Services Commission, Gibraltar.