Subscription Programme
  1. What is the EMVCo subscription programme?
  2. Why is EMVCo implementing the new subscription programme?
  3. What is included in the subscription?
  4. Will I still be able to access the EMV Specifications if I am not a subscriber?
  5. Who can I contact for more information on the EMVCo subscription programme?
  6. Would purchasing a subscription allow me to use EMVCo logos in marketing material for my EMVCo approved product?
  7. What is the subscription fee?
  8. Is the subscription fee refundable if I cancel my subscription?
  9. How do I know if my company has already purchased a subscription?
  10. What payment options do I have?
  11. Whom do I contact for problems with payment?
  12. How do I subscribe?
  13. How do I login as a subscriber?
  14. I forgot my user ID. Who can I ask for the information?
  15. How can I reset my password?
  16. What is the annual User Group meeting?
  17. Will there be a fee for the User Group Meeting?
  18. Why did I not I receive a response to the comment I submitted?
  1. What is the EMVCo subscription programme?

    The new subscription programme delivered through the EMVCo website will allow interested parties to access advance information regarding revisions to EMV Specifications, draft documents and upcoming user meetings. EMVCo also plans to enable subscribers to make direct contact with EMVCo to solicit feedback or guidance in respect of technical issues. Subscribers may be required to enter agreements concerning intellectual property rights and other important terms related to these activities.

  2. Why is EMVCo implementing the new subscription programme?

    EMVCo hopes to broaden participation in the development work of the organisation in order to increase transparency and engagement with the global payments industry. The subscriber programme seeks to enable those who wish to have access to the development work of EMVCo to monitor and participate in document creation and review processes.

  3. What is included in the subscription?

    The subscription will include the means to access advance information regarding revisions to EMV Specifications and draft documents. EMVCo also plans to enable subscribers to contact EMVCo to solicit feedback or guidance in respect to technical matters and receive advance notice of upcoming User Group meetings in which subscribers may participate.

  4. Will I still be able to access the EMV Specifications if I am not a subscriber?

    The introduction of the subscription programme will not affect the royalty-free availability of final published versions of the EMV Specifications, bulletins and application notes to non-subscribers. In addition, the terminal type approval, card type approval and security evaluation process documents and approval lists will remain publicly available to non-subscribers on the website.

  5. Who can I contact for more information on the EMVCo subscription programme?

    If you have additional questions that are not addressed in the FAQs, you may submit a comment through the homepage of the EMVCo website by selecting ‘Contact Us’ and following the directions.

  6. Would purchasing a subscription allow me to use EMVCo logos in marketing material for my EMVCo approved product?

    The EMV and EMVCo logos are for exclusive use by EMVCo LLC. They may not be used by anyone other than EMVCo. However, EMVCo plans make available certain certification marks to be used solely for marketing purposes of EMVCo approved products. Please check the EMVCo website regularly for details as they become available.

  7. What is the subscription fee?

    The subscription is an annual fee of 750 USD per individual user.

  8. Is the subscription fee refundable if I cancel my subscription?

    The annual subscription fee of 750 USD is non-refundable.

  9. How do I know if my company has already purchased a subscription?

    You may confirm whether your company has already purchased a subscription through submitting a comment to EMVCo. On the EMVCo website homepage, select 'Contact Us' on the top right corner of the page. When directed to the next page, select 'Public Comments' at the bottom of page. On the 'Public Comments' form, enter the information requested. In the 'Query Subject' menu, select 'EMVCo Site Support'. In the 'My Comments' field, enter your request using "USERID" as a keyword in the text. Then select 'Accept' to confirm that you have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.

  10. What payment options do I have?

    EMVCo accepts payment by credit or debit payment cards (American Express, JCB, MasterCard and Visa).

  11. Whom do I contact for problems with payment?

    EMVCo can only help you verify that your order was placed with EMVCo. On the EMVCo website homepage, select 'Contact Us' on the top right corner of the page. When directed to the next page, select 'Public Comments' at the bottom of page. On the 'Public Comments' form, enter the information requested. Select the Query Subject of 'EMVCo Website Support'. Include the keyword "PAYMENT" in the 'My Comments' field.

    If you have trouble processing your order, contact your bank regarding authorization and reserved funds. Please also verify the payment information entered in the order.

  12. How do I subscribe?

    Subscriber registration and payment can be made through the homepage of the EMVCo website by selecting 'Subscriber Sign Up' and following the instructions.

  13. How do I login as a subscriber?

    On the EMVCo website homepage, select 'Login' located at the upper right corner of the page.

  14. I forgot my user ID. Who can I ask for the information?

    On the EMVCo website homepage, select 'Contact Us' on the top right corner of the page. When directed to the next page, select 'Public Comments' at the bottom of page. On the 'Public Comments' form, enter the information requested. In the 'Query Subject' menu, select 'EMVCo Site Support'. In the 'My Comments' field, enter your request using "USERID" as a keyword in the text.

  15. How can I reset my password?

    On the EMVCo website homepage, select 'Login' located at the upper right corner of the page. Enter your login ID, select 'Forgot Password', and enter the information requested.

  16. What is the annual User Group meeting?

    EMVCo plans to hold an annual User Group meeting to allow interested participants to obtain additional insight into the activities of EMVCo, and establish a forum that will facilitate a regular formal dialogue between EMVCo and the global payments industry on regional or global matters.

  17. Will there be a fee for the User Group Meeting?

    A registration fee will be communicated when the details for the User Group meeting are announced.

  18. Why did I not I receive a response to the comment I submitted?

    EMVCo is under no obligation to reply or take action on any comments submitted through the website. An enhanced query functionality is available through a subscription that provides direct interaction with EMVCo for your comments and questions. EMVCo suggests that you purchase a subscription to gain access to this service.