EMV Contactless

The EMV Contactless Specifications for Payment Systems consist of the following documents available hereafter for view or download:

  • Book A: Architecture and General Requirements
  • Book B: Entry Point
  • Books C [C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-5, C-6, C-7]: Kernel Specifications
  • Book D: Contactless Communication Protocol

Publication DateVersionDescription Download
April 20142.4Book A: Architecture and General Requirements Download
April 20142.4Book B: Entry Point Download
April 20142.4Book C-1 Kernel 1 Specification Download
April 20142.4Book C-2 Kernel 2 Specification Download
April 20142.4Book C-3 Kernel 3 Specification Download
April 20142.4Book C-4 Kernel 4 Specification Download
April 20142.4Book C-5 Kernel 5 Specification Download
April 20142.4Book C-6 Kernel 6 Specification Download
April 20142.4Book C-7 Kernel 7 Specification Download
March 20142.4Book D: Contactless Communication Protocol Download
November 20132.3.1Book D: Contactless Communication Protocol Download
March 20132.3Book A: Architecture and General Requirements Download
March 20132.3Book B: Entry Point Download
March 20132.3Book C-1 Kernel 1 Specification Download
March 20132.3Book C-2 Kernel 2 Specification Download
March 20132.3Book C-3 Kernel 3 Specification Download
March 20132.3Book C-4 Kernel 4 Specification Download
March 20132.3Book C-5 Kernel 5 Specification Download
March 20132.3Book D: Contactless Communication Protocol Download
March 20132.3Summary of Changes, EMV Contactless Specifications, version 2.3 Download
March 20132.3Kernel C-2 Version 2.3 Revision Log Download
February 20122.1Level 1 Test Equipment Specifications - PICC Manual, PCD Manual, CMR Manual, Gerber Files - License Agreement Sign Up Subscribers Only