Incremental authorizations allow you to increase the authorized amount on a confirmed PaymentIntent before you capture it. This means you can update the amount on a payment if the estimated price changes or goods and services are added. Before capture, each incremental authorization appears on your customer’s credit card statement as an additional pending charge (e.g., a 10 USD authorization incremented to 15 USD appears as 10 USD and 5 USD). After capture, the pending authorizations disappear and the total captured amount appears as one entry.
When using incremental authorizations:
- You can only use them with Visa or Mastercard
- Each card brand has category restrictions
- You have a maximum of 10 attempts per payment
Availability by user category
Attempting to perform an incremental authorization on a payment that doesn’t fulfill the below criteria results in an error.
|Visa||Global*||All card payment types||Eating places and restaurants; drinking places (alcoholic beverages); lodging; vehicle rentals; cruise lines; electric vehicle charging; parking lots, parking meters, and garages; amusement parks, circuses, carnivals, and fortune tellers; aircraft rental; bicycle rental; motorcycle rental; boat rental; equipment, tool, furniture, and appliance rental and leasing; motor home and recreational vehicle rentals; trailer parks and campgrounds|
|Global*||Card not present||Taxicabs and limousines; grocery stores and supermarkets|
|GB and European Economic Area||All card payment types||All user categories|
|US||Card not present||Fast food restaurants; transportation services (not elsewhere classified); men’s and women’s clothing stores|
|Mastercard||Global*||All card payment types||All user categories|
* Excludes MX users and JPY transactions for JP users