BIN Controller Identifier Registration

EMVCo has established a BIN Controller Identifier Registration (“BIN Controller ID”), which is a 4 character value assigned to a BIN Controller for purposes of Payment Account Reference (PAR) governance, with registration being maintained by EMVCo.

The BIN Controller Identifier is included as the first 4 characters of PAR Data and uniquely identifies the BIN Controller responsible for the governance of PAR and ensuring uniqueness within the PAR ecosystem governed by that BIN Controller. The BIN Controller Identifier is intended to provide transparency of the BIN Controller that governs PAR for those BINs that are under its span of control.

The request for obtaining a BIN Controller Identifier allocated by EMVCo shall meet the following criteria:

  • BIN Controller is an entity that governs PAR and ensures PAR uniqueness within its own ecosystem that falls under its span of control. BIN Controllers will be ISO-based IIN/BIN Block Holders or Card Issuers that perform PAR governance and ensure PAR uniqueness
  • BIN Controller Registrant must demonstrate that it is an ISO-based Block Holder or Issuer owner of ISO BIN ranges for purposes of issuing Payment Account Numbers (PANs) and affiliated EMV Payment Tokens according to the “EMV Payment Tokenisation Specification – Technical Framework 1.0”

As long as the BIN Controller ID is issued by EMVCo and the registration has not expired, Service Provider may state to third parties that the BIN Controller ID is “registered” with EMVCo.

Note that EMVCo does not accredit, approve, endorse or evaluate BIN Controllers, but rather, merely maintains this listing service.

Process and Forms

This section below contains the agreements and forms necessary to be assigned a BIN Controller ID from EMVCo.

Effective Date Version Description Download
September 2016 EMVCo BIN Controller ID Registration Form & Agreement View Form / Sign Form


Registered BIN Controllers

This section contains a list of all registered BIN Controllers, along with their assigned BIN Controller ID.


China UnionPay Co., Ltd.
CUP Tower, No.36 Hanxiao Rd., Pudong District, Shanghai, 200135, P.R. China
Contact: cup_tsp@unionpay.com , Telephone: +86-21-50361715
BIN Controller ID Registration Number Framework Version Letter of Registration
UP00 BCID 01351 EMV Payment Tokenisation Specification - Technical Framework 1.0


Mastercard
2000 Purchase Street, Purchase, 10577, USA
Contact: carole.kelly-frank@mastercard.com , Telephone: +1 914.249.9000
BIN Controller ID Registration Number Framework Version Letter of Registration
5001 BCID 21201 EMV Payment Tokenisation Specification - Technical Framework 1.0


Nets Denmark A/S
Lautrupbjerg 10, Ballerup, 02000, Denmark
Contact: kmunz@nets.eu , Telephone: +4529482819
BIN Controller ID Registration Number Framework Version Letter of Registration
8844 BCID 30131 EMV Payment Tokenisation Specification - Technical Framework 1.0


Visa U.S.A Inc.
900 Metro Center Blvd., Foster City, 94404, USA
Contact: bpatters@visa.com , Telephone: +1 650.432.1422
BIN Controller ID Registration Number Framework Version Letter of Registration
V001 BCID 11221 EMV Payment Tokenisation Specification - Technical Framework 1.0