Activating Your New Navy Federal Credit Card?

Congratulations on your brand new Navy Federal card! But before you can start swiping, you need to activate it first.

Activating your card is super easy and only takes a few minutes. In this handy guide, I’ll walk you through the steps so you can start enjoying the benefits of your Navy Federal membership right away!

Choose Your Activation Method

You’ve got three options to activate your spiffy new piece of plastic:

  • Call Navy Federal
  • Activate online
  • Use the Navy Federal mobile app

I’ll break down the nitty-gritty details of each method in the next sections. But first, let’s talk about what key details you’ll need handy to activate your card no matter which way you go.

What You’ll Need to Activate Your Card

  • Card number
  • Expiration date
  • CVV code (the 3-digit code on the back)
  • Your Social Security number

If you’re activating online or via the app, you’ll also need your Navy Federal login credentials. Don’t have an online account yet? It only takes a minute to set one up!

Alright, now let’s walk through each activation method…

Activate By Phone

To activate by phone:

  1. Call 1-888-842-6328.
  2. When prompted, enter your card details (card number, expiration date, CVV code).
  3. You may also be asked for your birth date and Social Security number.
  4. A customer service rep will walk you through the rest of the activation process.

And that’s it! Once the activation is complete on their end, your card will be ready to use.

Pro Tip: Calling is a great option if you prefer activating your card with a real human. But be aware that hold times can vary depending on call volume.

Activate Online

Activating your card through Navy Federal’s website takes just a few clicks:

  1. Log into your Navy Federal online account.
  2. Click on Account Services.
  3. Enter your card details when prompted (card number, expiration date, CVV code, birth date, Social Security number).
  4. Review and submit your info.

Once you click submit, your card will instantly be activated!

Pro Tip: Already have an online banking account set up? Activating online is definitely the quickest option.

Use the Navy Federal Mobile App

The Navy Federal mobile app makes activating your card and managing your account on-the-go a breeze:

  1. Download the app and log into your account.
  2. Tap the menu icon ☰ and select Accounts.
  3. Choose your card and select Manage Card.
  4. Follow the prompts to activate your card.

The Navy Federal mobile app also lets you change your card PIN, check balances, transfer funds, find ATMs and more!

Pro Tip: If you’ll be traveling or on-the-go when your new card arrives, grab that Navy Federal mobile app for easy access.

And You’re Off!

With your shiny new Navy Federal card activated, you’re ready to start reaping the sweet membership perks!

Be sure to sign your card as soon as you receive it and familiarize yourself with card benefits like:

  • Fee-free CO-OP Network ATM access for cash withdrawals
  • Low foreign transaction fees on international purchases
  • Fraud protection and monitoring

You’ve got an awesome new tool to manage your money and simplify life. Congrats!

Have any other questions about getting started with your Navy Federal card? Their customer support team is available 7 days a week:

Navy Federal Support
1-888-868-8123
1-703-255-8699 (International)

Now go enjoy that new plastic! Just don’t forget to activate it first 😉

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