Where is my Card ID Number/Code?

American Express Card Holders

The Card Identification Number

A four digit, non-embossed number printed above your account number on the face of your card. This number is recorded as an additional security precaution.


Visa, MasterCard and Discover Card Holders

CID, CVV2: A Three-Digit Number

An important new security feature for card-not-present transactions that appears on the back of most cards. This feature provides a cryptographic check of the information embossed on the card.

The three-digit number is printed on the signature panel on the back of the cards immediately following the card’s account number.