Replacements for expired or damaged cards
Physical cards can get damaged, and both physical cards and virtual cards expire, but you can create replacement cards that have the same card number. The cardholder can continue to use the original card before the replacement card is activated, as long as the card isn’t too damaged or already expired. Activating the replacement card cancels the original card if it isn’t already canceled.
To create a replacement card for an expired or damaged card, create a Card with
replacement_for using the expired or damaged
Card ID and
replacement_reason set to
Replacements for lost or stolen cards
Lost or stolen cards get new card numbers for security reasons. We need to cancel the original cards before we can create the replacement card.
To create a replacement card for a lost or stolen card:
Cancel the lost or stolen card by using the update card endpoint to set its
Create a Card with
replacement_forusing the lost or stolen
All replacement cards have renewed expiration dates and new security codes. Authorizations made on the original cards are migrated to the replacements, but might still clear on the original cards. Like the originals, replacement cards must be activated before use.