How Long Does It Take To Get a Credit Card?

So, you’ve applied for a brand new credit card, been approved, and now you’re wondering just how long it will take before you have the new credit card in hand? Assuming that you did not apply for one of the new instant approval cards, it can take five to ten days for approval, and then you should receive your physical card within five to ten days after approval.

Once you’ve received the card, you’ll need to activate the card by following the instructions you’ll receive with the card. Depending on whether you requested a PIN number, that will arrive separately, but typically you’ll be able to use the card once you’ve received and activated it.

If you’re looking for a new credit card, here are a few options for those who are just starting out with credit: