The Alterna Card works just like any bank-issued debit card, without ever having to worry about overdraft fees or the risk of going into debt. No Social Security Number is required for Non-U.S. Citizens*. All that Is required is a government-issued photo ID – from your country of origin. U.S. Citizens must provide a Social Security Number.
The Alterna card allows the cardholders to share money instantly via card to card to Family and Friends in Mexico and Nicaragua and to other Alterna cardholders. Share up to $850 in real time to Mexico for $6.00 and to Nicaragua for $5.00. Share money with other Alterna cardholders up to $500 for $1.99.
To view and print our “ information Brochure on How to use the Alterna Card” and our “Cardholder Fees” click on the
below name of the document.
Once you receive your card in the mail, you must activate it before
you can use it. Activation is quick and easy:
If you are a Non- U.S. Citizen, no Social Security Number is required – (Available March 2017). You can enroll by providing info on a Government-issued photo ID from your country or origin. Social Security Number is required for U.S. Citizens.
You will be asked to set up your username and password for your Alterna Card online account at this time. Your card will arrive by mail within 10 business days. The personalized card must be activated, you must choose a PIN and load with funds before you can use it.
It is easy to load money: