Activating Your New AMEX Card at

Congratulations on getting your new American Express card! As one of the most widely accepted credit cards out there, AMEX offers great rewards, benefits, and payment flexibility. But before you can start earning points and swiping that card, you need to activate it.

Activating your card is a simple process that can be done either online or over the phone in just a few minutes. This guide will walk you through both options so you can quickly get access to all the perks of your new AMEX.

What You Need to Activate Your Card via

  • Your new AMEX card (with the 16-digit card number)
  • Personal details
    • Full name
    • Address
    • Birth date
    • Social security number
  • Activation code from the sticker on your card
  • Mother’s maiden name

And that’s it! As long as you have these basic details handy, you’re ready to confirm your new card.

Activating Online at

Activating online through is fast and easy. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit the AMEX card confirmation page and click “Activate Card”
  2. Login or sign up for an online AMEX account
  3. Enter your card details (card number, name, etc.)
  4. Verify your identity by providing personal info
  5. Review card terms and finish activation

You’ll get a confirmation message instantly once your card has been successfully activated!

Activating By Phone

If you prefer to activate over the phone, simply call the AMEX activation line at 1-800-528-4800 and follow the automated prompts:

  1. Select your language preference
  2. Choose the “activate card” option
  3. Input your card details like card number and security code
  4. Validate your identity by answering security questions
  5. Get a confirmation when activation is complete

The whole call takes about 5-10 minutes. Make sure to have all your card details and personal info ready before calling.

And that’s all there is to it! With your card now active, you can immediately start reaping the rewards, points, perks and conveniences that millions of other cardmembers enjoy. Welcome to the AMEX family!

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