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How to reactivate a blocked Visa PIN or CVV code?

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Yes, blocking a Visa PIN or Visa CVV is stressful. But if it makes you feel better – you’re not the first, nor the last person this happens to, and we are prepared for situations like this. In fact, in some cases, you can even help yourself. In this blog post, we’ll break the myth that blocking your Visa PIN or CVV code is an unfixable error!

Why are the payment card PIN code and CVV blocked?

We believe you might have entered the PIN or CVV code incorrectly more than three times. No need to worry, this happens to the best of us. And as we mentioned before – this can be fixed.

The purpose of a payment card PIN code and CVV

Your payment card's PIN (Personal Identification Number) and CVV (Card Verification Value) aren't just random numbers. These are security features designed to protect your payment card information from fraud and unauthorised use.


The payment card PIN code is a 4-digit number used for ATM or Point of Sale transactions, verifying that you are the cardholder.

The payment card CVV number is a 3-digit number located on the card's back that is crucial for online transactions, confirming that the physical card is in your possession.

It goes without saying that it's very important that you keep these numbers to yourself. Keeping your PIN code and CVV number hidden away from prying eyes helps ensure that your finances and privacy remain exactly where they should be – safe and sound with you.

The purpose of a payment card PIN code and CVV.

What to do if you blocked the payment card PIN code?

To ensure your maximum security, you won’t be able to fix this independently and will need our client support to assist you. All you need to do is call us using our official contact number specific to your country.

We'd also like to share a handy tip to help prevent this from happening in the future. If you forget your PIN code – there’s no need to panic, because you can check it anytime in your Paysera app. Just remember to do it privately to maintain your security.


To check the PIN code via the Paysera app:

Go to Cards > PIN code.


To check the PIN code using a browser:

  1. Go to Accounts and Cards > Payment Cards;
  2. Click on your Visa card number and select Get PIN.

What to do if you blocked the payment card CVV code?

If you’ve hit the maximum number of tries and your CVV is blocked, the good news is that you can fix it all yourself almost instantly. You can do it both via a web browser and the Paysera mobile app.


To unblock the payment card CVV via the Paysera mobile app:

Go to Cards > Your CVV code is blocked > Unblock the card's code.

ow to unblock the payment card CVV via the Paysera mobile app?

To unblock the payment card CVV via a web browser:

  1. Log in to your Paysera account;
  2. In the menu on the left, select Accounts and Cards > Payment cards;
  3. Click the Unblock CVV2 button next to your card.
How to unblock the payment card CVV via the Paysera account using a web browser?

Is it possible to use a payment card for offline transactions if the PIN code is blocked?

No, at least not with the Visa card that you've obtained through Paysera. Although this might cause some inconvenience, it's a necessary measure to eliminate any risk of unauthorised use of your card. We understand that it might be a little frustrating, but it's a step taken for your own safety.

Is it possible to use a payment card for online purchases if the CVV number is blocked?

Unfortunately, this is not possible either, for the same reason. We're committed to ensuring your security and do not want to make any compromises in this regard.

Remember to keep your private details private

It’s just a side note in this case, but it’s crucial to use this opportunity to remind you not to take your privacy and security for granted. Both the payment card PIN code and CVV code are implemented for your protection – don’t give them away. They’re what keeps not-so-well-meaning people from using your hard-earned money.

And if you accidentally block either of the codes yourself – you now know that there’s always a solution, whether you solve it yourself or with the help of our client support.

Just remember: in case you contact our client support to assist you – always use our official contact information. And remember, we will never ask you for these codes.

And with that, we hope that this information proves useful to you. We sincerely hope that you will never find yourself in such a stressful situation. But if you do – you know we’re here for you!

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