Financial Administration

Applying for the US Bank Travel Card

How do I apply for a US Bank Travel Card?

What if I have bad credit? Will I be able to secure a Purchasing or Travel Card?

What is an internal credit scoring inquiry?

How long will it take to obtain my card after I have applied and been approved?

Is my account ready to use when I receive my card?

When I call in to activate my card, what questions do I ask?



How do I apply for a US Bank Travel Card?

An application is available on this website. The application must be completed, signed by you and your supervisor, and routed to your institution program administrator for employment verification, approval and submission to US Bank.


What if I have bad credit? Will I be able to secure a Purchasing or Travel Card?

The Purchasing Card is a state liability card so your credit rating is not applicable. The credit check for state employees applying for the Travel Card is non-invasive per our contract with the bank. Therefore, all employees that apply for a Travel Card should receive one. However, should you fall behind on payments to the bank, the card could be cancelled.


What is an internal credit scoring inquiry?

US Bank maintains an internal database that is used to alert them to potential delinquencies; no external credit checks are performed.


How long will it take to obtain my card after I have applied and been approved?

Approximately 8 to 10 calendar days.


Is my account ready to use when I receive my card?

No. You will need to call US Bank at the 1-800 number on the front of the card to activate the travel card.


When I call in to activate my card, what questions do I ask?

When activating the card, an automated system will prompt you for the billing zip code and the last four digits of your social security number. If you elect to transfer to a Customer Service Representative, they may use billing address or business phone for further verification.