Getting your actual Card number now means you can instantly get the most out of your new Card.
Book a trip today
Plan your next vacation online and book it right away.
Earn Rewards Sooner
Whether it’s miles, points or cash back, you can immediately start earning rewards.
You can use your Card number to shop online at places like Amazon, Target, Best Buy®, or where digital wallets are accepted.
Enjoy it on the go
Take your Card number with you wherever you go. You can connect your new Card number to Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, or Google Pay.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Cards are available for Instant Card Number?
Instant Card Number is available for all American Express Consumer Credit and Charge Cards.
How can I get an Instant Card Number?
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.
Will I still receive my Card in the mail?
Yes, your Card will arrive in the mail within 3-5 business days of account approval.
Will my Instant Card Number be the same number as my physical Card when it arrives in the mail?
Yes, you will receive the same 15 digit Instant Card Number that will be on the physical Card when it arrives in the mail.
What determines whether I am eligible to get an Instant Card Number?
Instant Card Number eligibility is based on our ability to instantly validate your identity.
Terms & Conditions
‡Instant Card Number eligibility is based on our ability to instantly validate your identity. If you are eligible for Instant Card Number, you will receive an Instant Card Number that you can use virtually anywhere American Express is accepted and a physical Card will not be required. You may not have access to your full credit line to use anywhere the Card is accepted until after you confirm receipt of your physical Card. We will mail your card in 3-5 business days of account approval.