In my recent post, I discussed the features and benefits of UBA Africard for shopping online from Nigeria. I also promised in my recent post to explain how to acquire one from any UBA branch.
UBA Visa Prepaid card (Africard) can be acquired within a maximum of 1 hour from any UBA branch provided you have all the required stuffs at hand.
Things Required to Obtain UBA Visa Prepaid Card (Africard)
- An utility bill (PHCN/Water Bill) – Existing customer will not need this
- A passport photograph
- An identification document (driving license/national ID card/international passport).
- Go with the bank with at least N1,000.
Once you have avail yourself with the requirements stated above, walk in to any UBA nearest to you, go to the customer unit and request for the UBA Visa Prepaid card (Africard) application form. After a successful completion of the registration, you will be given an account number to pay into. Pay at least N1,000 into the account. Don’t panic! The money goes into your account.
Note: You will get the card the same day provided you didn’t opt in for the personalised version that has your name inscribed on it. Personalised card will take at least a week before you will be able to get it.
After payment an envelope that contains your card and the activation pin and procedure to use your card will be issued to you.
The 10 digit number inscribed at the back of your card is the account number you will be using to reload your card from any UBA branch. You will also be given 2 pins, one will be for withdrawal at ATMs and POS/Web purchases while the second one will be used to access account via the internet.
UBA Visa Prepaid card (Africard) issuance fee is N525. You will also be charge N105 every time you recharge your card.
Go to http://www.myubaafricard.com/ to access your account via the internet (balance enquiry, transaction history and card-to-card transfers).
In case you have any question about this visa credit card please use the comment box below, i will be glad to answer you.
Pls how much is the daily limit for the visa prepaid card, & is it at bank rate or black market rate that I will be charged when I buy items in dollars. And what’s d minimum acct. Balance of d card?
You can get that from the bank. It’s a higher than the official rate but not the black market rate.
I currently use a UBA Africard which expires 02/16. I’m residing in the U.S. and rely on my card for survival (school & cost of living). Money is usually transferred to my card from my account in Africa. Now that the expiry date is nearing, do I stand a chance of obtaining a new card or having the expiry date of the current one extended while I’m in the U.S.
@Joe, you will have to get a new one.
I have order a USB card in America. Is the card connected to Bank Of America.
Please Can I Use UBA Master Card (Debit) To Promote My Page On Facebook?
@Olaniyi, yes you can do it.
Which One Can I Use To Pay For The Promotion Of My FacebookPage Between AfriCard And UBA Master Debit Card
And Also Is AfriCard A Debit Card Or Credit Card
And Like How Much Can I Have To Get Africard
@Olaniyi, both cards are ok.
i have get my uba prepaid card and i want to know how it is use to buy on aliexpress and alibaba.please u can i want u to create something like your making payment using uba prepaid visa card.and how many hours time can i use it to buy online after the card is given to me
@hannah, you can start using the card online as sooon as it is activated.
Is africard a credit card or a debit card and can it be acceptable online by visa accepting merchants am in uganda and i need to purchase online world wide.
@ANDREW, it’s a debit card. Yea. All VISA merchants accept the card.
Pls sir,which card can I use to buy from amazon.pls give me tips on hw to buy from amazon.thank you sir.
@stewart, click here to learn that.
I want to start buying stuff from aliexpress.com, how can I make my payments and to which account? an I have been clicking on the buy now but no response. @olusegun
@king, You will pay using your debit/credit card. You may not be seeing the checkout option because of your browser. Use an updated browser.
I have registered the aliexpress account but I haave not receive email verification link
@victor, check your span folder.
Hi, can I get a refund through UBA Africard? I bought some items on Aliexpress but asked for a refund. I want to know if the money will be reverted to my card.
@Angel, the money would be reverted back into your card.
Plz can i use my firstbank’s master card to buy from aliexpress.com?Your prompt reply wil help.Thank you
@ Memorial, I haven’t tried that before. You can give it a try. If it doesn’t work, you’ve got nothing to lose.
i want to ask assuming am buying from usa/uk and i have africard and they sell in dollars how do i make payments
@israel, you would be charged in Naira equivalent to the Dollars.
please i want to know if i can get the card for someone. My sister has a national id card and request that i get it for her. I’m not sure if the bank will issue me the card cos i’m getting it for someone. which of the card is best? The instant one or the personalised one?
@donald, you can’t get the card for any other party. If your sister needs it, she should go to the bank for the card. Both personalized and the UN-personalized are ok. You can go for the personalized one if you can wait.
pls how can i activate my africard online before use. I have apply for one and i dont know how to open it.
@yetunde, you can get that from the leaflet that accompanies the card.
Please how do i use the UBA africard to withdraw my earnings from binary.com trade?
@kayode, check https://www.binary.com/c/available_payment_methods.cgi?l=EN for the available modes of payment.
pls can i use my dad’s national id to open it?
@caleb, no. It’s your father’s property.
what can i do, i have sum amount in my uba prepaid card, and my ATM card has expered.
@Nasiru Aliyu, go to UBA for assistance.
I can not transfer the funds I have in my Oct. 2013 expired Visa Africard to my renewed one. Please help me out. Thanks
@Ijeoma S., bankers should be able to help with that. Go to any UBA closer to you for assistance.
My africard has already expired 5months ago and i have money in it. Can u help me on how to transfer the money to another account
@Austin, go to any UBA nearest to you for assistance.
hello there. please , hope this account can be used any were in the world
@Ieejabz Ignatius, yes you can
I am an account holder with uba but I need to get the visa prepaid card. will I still be required to provide identification ?
my international passport expired last year and I do not have a driver’s licence or national I.d
what do u think I can do at this point?
I will appreciate a quick response.
@ella, go to any UBA nearest to you. You may not be required to provide those documents since you are an existing customer.
please com i use my Eco bank Visa card to buy something online
@Junior where do you want to use it?
I just acquired the UBA Visa Card few days ago. I loaded the card with 10,000 naira but i tried depositing on binary.com and was told that I have in insufficient fund. The amount i wanted to deposit is 50 dollars. What do u think is the problem here? According to research too from nairaland.com, i was told that i can withdraw from binary.com with the card but going through ur answered questions in the comment box, it seems impossible.
@Emmanuel Nnebo, generally, cards are always use for making payment and not for accepting payment. I haven’t tried binary before, so I don’t know how they work.
Regarding the insufficient fund issue, have you activated you card online?
Mr Olusegun, i want to know if i can use UBA Debit Master Card to pay and recieve cash online. And the diff b/w Debit Mastercard and Africard.
@Kings, you can only use the card for making payment. You can’t receive payment through it. UBA Africard is a Visa Card.
thanks so much @olusegun
Please olusegun, after changing my uba visa africard number/user and password on their website, do i still need to activate it on the same website before i can make use of it to pay online?
@Chimezie, you need to activate the card with VISA to make it work on some websites.
I have a urgent question. I used my uba africard to make deposite on bet365 without any problem. Time to withdraw, I put my card number but more than 5 days now i have not received any alert. I am not a customer of the bank I only collected the visa card. I contacted bet365 customer care but they told me the money has already been sent. Please urgent help, I have almost N30,000 in the acct.
@Mark, according to UBA, you can’t use the card to accept funds. The money would be returned back to bet365.
Have been following yr blog 4 a while..can my i use UBA master card nt Africard online..nd hw do i activate it 4 use.
@Segun, yes you can. I don’t think any activation is required. I’ve successfully use the card to pay for Facebook ads before.
I need your help? 1.Step by Step to use my UBA Africard well because as am communicating with you now my card has been blocked.I used this card at http://www.binary.com to make online payment and the requesting for security/secure code from UBA that issued me the card. 2. When i tried activating my card in the internet at http://www.ubaafricard.com the told me my card is blocked.PLEASE HELP ME OUT PLEASE WHAT SHOULD I DO.LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.
@Ann-Ekaete, go to any UBA nearest to you for help to re-activate your card.
Pls i want to knw hw to send and recieve money with the africard. Also, whether i cn use anoda pesins national ID or international passport to open d a/c?. Again i’m 17, cn i be allowed to open d a/c?
@confidence, you can only use AfriCard to make payment, it can not be used to receive money. You have to be 18 before you will be allowed to have one. If you have someone that is 18+, you can ask the person to get it and then give it to you.
please what i want to know is; can i use this card to withdraw earnings online? such as binary.com( formerly betonmarkets.com) an urgent response is highly needed
@timiebi, you can’t use the card to withdraw earnings.
What if I deceid to use birth certificate or local govt of origin as my id? Will the acept?
Collinzin, those documents are not recognized as a means of identification.
Am new to credit card.
What I dont understand is,can the africard be used on any atm machine from any bank?
Collinzin, yes, you can use it on any ATM machine that accept Visa cards.
Ok, thanks a lot Mr. Olusegun, your reply helped
Mr. Olusegun, do you mean after a payment of N750,000 goes into the card, I won’t be able to receive any money to it after?
EmmanuelD1st, that’s the maximum amount you can have in the card. After exhausting it, you can still reload.
Mr. Olusegun, is there any limit to which money can be deposited to the card? Thanks
EmmanuelD1st, UBA Africard can be funded with a minimum of N500 and a maximum of N750,000.
Can voters card b used as one of the means of identification.Thankz
@cyprian, Voters card is not accepted as a means of identification.
I can’t sign up as new user so help me to do it as I am individual international customer
@Suleyman Ahmed, You can get a credit/debit card from your local banks.
Please, I only have Napa Bill and I dnt ve NI or international passport. Wil they conider.
@Onyema, You must have any of: drivers license/national ID card/international passport
Please, with this card, will I be able to book air flight? Because I tried using GT Master card the last time, it was not accepted because it is originating from nigeria.
@Whole, if Nigerians are allowed to participate, UBA Africard will be accepted.
Great one in here and you need to let everyone know that the Personalized seems to be better and costs N750.It attracts N100 fee or so when loading via canter but N105 when loaded with UMOBILE.Another recent thing that I love about the card is that they no longer charge whenever you use it to withdraw on any ATM machine.Everyone should also remember to active the VERIFIED BY VISA channel taking note of password used.
There are other guides that are not much but seem neccessary to know.
@Presegs Adesida, you are right. Thanks for the addition. Just limit the post to non-personalized version of the card.
i want to ask if i can use the account for any other thing, The duration the card will last before i rechage it and then if i can make personal withdrawal with it from an ATM. Thank you.
The card expires after 3 years. You are allowed to withdraw money from the card from ATMs.
please i am having challenges loading the card, bankers asked me to bring dollar currency to load the card please help boss