This summary describes the standard process for the approval of a new Mobile Level 1 product. Specific processes may apply for a product change or a derivative product submission. These additional processes are described in the administrative process.
Obtain the detailed mobile L1 Administrative process
Obtain the mobile type approval update bulletins
Obtain the contactless protocol reference specification
Obtain the specification bulletins
Step 1: Registration
The product provider shall download and submit a Request for Registration form to EMVCo. Once EMVCo accepts this form, the product provider will receive a contract. Once the contract is signed, EMVCo will assign a product provider registration number. Registration is a one-time process.
Obtain the Product Provider Registration Form
Step 2: Product Declaration
The product provider shall select a laboratory and execute bilateral, required agreements and contracts. The product provider shall complete an Implementation Conformance Statement (ICS) document in which it provides detailed information about the product and supported features. The laboratory will validate and submit the ICS to EMVCo for verification.
Obtain the Mobile L1 ICS Form
Obtain the list of EMV® accredited laboratories for Mobile L1 testing
Step 3: Product Validation
Once EMVCo has accepted the ICS, Level 1 testing is performed. The level 1 testing includes analogue, digital, validation, interoperability, and performance testing. The test results are documented in a test report that the laboratory submits to the product provider.
Obtain the Validation and Interoperability Testing Requirements specification
Obtain the Mobile L1 Test Application Requirements Specification
Obtain the activation and deactivation date of the test cases
Step 4: Product Approval
Upon receipt of the test reports from the laboratory, the product provider decides if it will submit the product to EMVCo for approval. Assuming so, the product provider shall complete a Request for Approval form and ask the laboratory to send EMVCo the test reports. EMVCo will grant a Letter of Approval (LOA) when a test report demonstrates sufficient product conformance. Applicable fees must be paid before the LOA is granted.
Obtain the Mobile L1 Request for Approval Form