Citizen Bank Card Activation

Are you a citizen bank customer? So am I. But having only an account is sometimes not enough. That is where the credit card comes in. So I am going to explain to you in this article on Citizen bank card activation.

if you recently received your credit card or apply for it then you might want to activate your card soon as you get it. So here is the way to activate your Citizen Bank Credit card that I used myself use to activate the card.

Different ways to activate your Citizenship card

  • Online activation (recommended)
  • Making a phone call
  • Visiting nearest branch
  • Visiting a citizen bank’s ATM machine

Now, let me quickly show you the steps to activate your card using each of the methods.

Method 1: Online Activation of Citizen Bank Card

You can actually apply for a card and activate through this method

Step 1: visit the official website of citizen bank here.

Then click on the Banking & Credit Cards. After that click on the Credit Cards option.

Now you will be redirected to a page similar to the one below. If you do not get a page like the one below click here.

Step 2: Once you get into this page you can select a credit card plan for you. Citizen bank provides two types of card at the moment so you can compare between these cards and select the one which suits your needs.


Step 3: Select your preferable card and click on the Get Started button.   Now need to fill in a form where you need to provide your personal information.

  • Full name
  • Email address and Residential address
  • Social security number(SSN)
  • Mobile phone number
  • Email address
  • Monthly housing payment

After providing all these information click on continue.

Step 4: After this you now need to provide

  • Employment information
  • Account/bank information
  • Set up authorized user/users

And that’s it. You can now submit your form and within 5-7 working days you will receive an email regarding your credit card. You may also get a mail sent over to your home and you have your new card with you.

Method 2: making a phone call for Citizen Bank Card Activation

You can call the customer card and apply for your credit card.

Customer care number: 1-888-333-5145

Make a call on this number and the customer care person will guide you through the applying process and activation process. You will need to provide some information though.

  •  Full name
  • Email address and Residential address
  • Social security number(SSN)
  • Mobile phone number
  • Email address
  • Employment information
  • Account/bank information

After you provide them with the information they require, you will receive a phone call or email regarding your card.

Method 3: Visiting the nearest branch

You can visit any nearest Citizen Bank Branch and apply for your card directly. Click here to find a branch/ATM near you.

You can provide the instructor all the information they require and he/she will guide you through the process and provide you your credit card within weeks.

Method 4:  Visiting a citizen bank’s ATM machine to activate the card

Following any of the above methods, you will have a credit card in your hand just within weeks. Now is the time to activate it.

Your credit card can be activated only when you swipe it through the ATM machine. So follow the following steps to activate your credit card.

  • Visit the nearby ATMs Booth in your area along with the your card.
  • Swipe your Card on the Atm Machine and enter the pin number.
  • After that click on the “Card Activation” option.
  • Now you will need to provide all the necessary card details for verification purpose.
  • After the verification process is completed, you will receive OTP (one-time-password) on your registered phone number.
  • Enter the correct OTP and click on “Submit”.
  • Now your Citizen Bank Card will be activated and soon you will be able to use it.


I hope all you were able to apply/activate your card  without any difficulties after going through the content above. Nevertheless, if you have any queries regarding the card activation process comment below so that we can solve your problems and doubts.

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