Posted by William Charles on February 18, 2014
Credit Cards

Published on February 18th, 2014 | by William Charles

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Which Credit Card Issuers Offer Expedited Shipping?

If you’ve ever had a credit card stolen or misplaced one, you’ll know that sometimes it can take up to 10 business days for a replacement card to arrive. What’s worse is when you need to meet a minimum spend requirement on a new card and it takes an age to arrive, eating into the time you have allocated to hit that spending requirement.

Thankfully some banks allow you to receive your card by expedited shipping. In this article, we will look at what banks offer this, the cost if any and how to request your card be expedited.

This information will be different if this is your first card with this particular credit card provider.

When you first sign up with a new credit card issuer they are required to send you a copy of their lending agreement. Because this can be quite bulky, the issuers will send it by snail mail and as such your card cannot be expedited.

  • Alliant. Only allows expedited shipping on replace cards for a fee. New cards cannot be expedited.
  • American Express: American Express will expedite all lost/stolen cards if you ask. For new cards, it seems to depend on the card you apply for. A lot of the premium cards (e.g Platinum Card® from American Express) will be automatically expedited and you’ll receive them within 2 days. For other cards, you’ll need to request your card be expedited – the answer people receive seems to vary from customer service representative to representative so if you don’t get an answer you’re looking for try hanging up and trying again. Call their main customer service line on 1-800-528-4800 to inquire. Also adding yourself as an authorized user/employee might work as well.
  • Bank of America: If you have a valid reason (e.g you’re leaving the country and need the card before you leave) they will waive their fee and overnight your card. Use their contact us page to find the relevant contact number.
  • Barclaycard: They can overnight cards but it comes with a cost of $15. Customer service representatives have the ability to get this waived though.
  • BBVA: They can expedite your shipping, but they will charge a $50 fee, unsure if it’s possible to get this fee waived or not.
  • Capital One: They don’t offer expedited shipping on new accounts unfortunately. It’s possible to get 1-2 day shipping on replacement cards but you’ll have to kick up a fuss and possibly even a fee to get them to do it.
  • Chase: You can get any card expedited with Chase for free (1-2 day shipping). All you need to do is ask, you can either do this by sending a secured message or by calling 1-800-432-3117 (their general credit card customer service line)
  • Citi: They will only expedite cards that have been lost or stolen. They will not expedite new cards. Call 1-800-756-7047 to speak to a representative. Update: reader Shan was able to request expedited shipping on a new card.
  • Discover: They expedite new cards automatically, they will also do this for all lost or stolen cards. There is no additional charge.
  • NFCU: Allows expedited shipping (at least on the Flagship rewards card) but they charge a fee of $12.99.
  • Santander: Charge a fee of $35 to expedite card shipping and $35 to expedite PIN number shipping.
  • USAA. Charge a fee of $8 to expedite, otherwise card will arrive in 8-10 days. Keep in mind they will give you an instant credit card number, but this only has a credit limit of $1,000.
  • U.S. Bank. They seem to do expedited two day shipping for their new Altitude Reserve card.



22 Responses to Which Credit Card Issuers Offer Expedited Shipping?

  1. John says:

    I had a Citi Dividend card stolen a few months ago, and they charged me a fee to expedite it through UPS.

  2. Hei Yuu says:

    BBVA offered to expedite the shipping of their NBA card for a $50 fee.

  3. Justin says:

    Barclays will do 2-day Expedited for $15. You can opt for it during the application, or call after approval and request. I haven’t seen anything regarding the $29.95 overnight fee though.

    Was also still charged $15 for 2-day expediting after reporting my card as being possibly comprimised. No auto expediting or waived fee (don’t recall if I asked though….)

  4. Thershope says:

    I am not sure if this matters, I applied for an Amex Everyday Card with 10K MR and got it approved instantly. I called in CSR for expedited shipping. I was told that if the application was in pending they could have done it and since my application was approved they cannot do anything because the application is frozen. So, if anybody’s application is pending and talk to Recon to CSR they could as for overnight as well.

  5. Brian says:

    Just got bounced around with BoA about expedited shipping for my Travel Rewards card. The only piece of concrete info I got was that they ask you if you apply over the phone, but if you apply online (like I did) you can’t call them to add that, and I don’t remember seeing the option when I applied.

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  7. John Paul says:

    Just was accepted for a CitiBank ThankYou Premier card and called in to ask them to expedite the shipping (as I am heading out of the country in 3 days). The rep advised that it takes Citi 4 days for their computers to register a user’s information then it would have to be a conversation from there. I asked who I could speak to about expediting the 4 day information transfer and the rep advised that it was the way their systems work so nothing could be done.

  8. Kevin says:

    Just received approval on the Chase Hyatt card. Sent a Secure Message to ask for the card to be expedited and was told that it was not possible and that the card would be shipped within 10 business days.

    • Nick says:

      Same boat here. Was told it cannot be expedited since Chase has sent my information over to Hyatt for a “Partner Verification Process” and that while I was approved they still could not expedite my card until this process was done.

  9. jcb says:

    To add some data, I’ve been traveling a lot while applying for cards and so I’ve been calling to ask if they can ship (expedited or otherwise) to a different address. Here are the results so far:
    – Barclays Arrival+: No, can’t do it with your first card, must use the address used in the app
    – Citi TY Premier: No, can’t do it with your first card, must use the address used in the app
    – Chase Ink+: Yes! and can be expedited. They just asked me a bunch of ID verification questions.

    Bummed about the first two but I’m wondering if I can add an AU card and have that shipped to a different address?

  10. Erik says:

    Barclaycard did not waive the $15 fee for me even though I tried a few times. They mention they only waive them if there are bank errors or something wrong on their part.

  11. David says:

    Data point: called Citi to expedite new card and they said they charge $6 to do so. They also said I could stop into a branch to get a temp card.

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  14. wes says:

    Chase # no longer in use

    • Zach says:

      Approved for CSP a couple of days ago and after reading this post, called (800) 432-3117 to request the card be expedited. Chase rep said, yes…should arrive 1-2 days via UPS.

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  18. Michelle says:

    Discover does not expedite shipping for new card members that is false information

  19. Richard says:

    Wells Fargo does not expedite either

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