Getting your actual Card number now means you can instantly get the most out of your new Card.
You can use your Card number to shop online at places like Amazon, Target, Best Buy®, or where digital wallets1 are accepted.
Earn Rewards Sooner
Whether it’s miles, points or cash back, you can immediately start earning rewards.
Book a trip today
Plan your next vacation online and book it right away.
Enjoy it on the go
Take your Card number with you wherever you go. You can connect your new Card number to Apple PayTM, Google PayTM, Samsung Pay or Fitbit PayTM.
Frequently Asked Questions
Instant Card Number by American Express provides eligible Card Members access to their Card Number after approval for digital use prior to physical Card delivery.
Instant Card Number is available for all American Express Consumer Credit and Charge Cards.
If you are eligible, you can get your Instant Card Number if you apply for a Card online (via desktop or mobile device) or over the phone with a customer service representative.
For Card applications online, you can retrieve your Instant Card Number online immediately following application approval or via a link provided in your Welcome Email that you will receive shortly after you are approved.
For Card applications over the phone, you can retrieve your Instant Card Number via a link provided in your Welcome Email that you will receive shortly after you are approved.
Yes, your Card will arrive in the mail within 3-5 business days of account approval.
Yes, you will receive the same 15 digit Instant Card Number that will be on the physical Card when it arrives in the mail.
Instant Card Number eligibility is based on our ability to authenticate you.
Terms & Conditions
‡Instant Card Number eligibility is based on our ability to instantly authenticate you. If you are eligible for Instant Card Number, you will receive an Instant Card Number that you may be able to use virtually anywhere American Express is accepted and a physical Card will not be required. In certain instances (for example, if we cannot instantly authenticate you) you may only be able to use your Instant Card Number at a select merchant until you receive your physical Card. You may not have access to your full credit line until after you confirm receipt of your physical Card. We will mail your physical Card within 3-5 days of account approval.
1Digital wallets are Apple Pay™, Samsung Pay, Google Pay™, or Fitbit Pay™.