Preauthorized Payment Cancellation Service

Getting Started with Preauthorized Payment Cancellation Service

Things to Know

The Preauthorized Payment Cancellation Service (PPCS) enables Visa consumer credit, debit, and commercial card issuers to stop preauthorized electronic funds transfer payments (including recurring and installment payments) from being authorized, cleared, and settled through VisaNet. The service provides issuers with a method for handling cardholder stop payment requests.

It is important for the cardholder to understand that using the Preauthorized Payment Cancellation Service (PPCS) API does not release them of the responsibility to pay the merchant for services as per their agreement with the merchant. 

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The following table lists the regional availability for Preauthorized Payment Cancellation Service. To view availability of all products, refer to the Availability Matrix.

Available in entire region

Limited availability in region

Not available

Region Availability Notes
North America

Service Activation Requirements

Activation and testing is required for participation in PPCS. Issuers and their development partners must schedule testing and certification through their Account Manager. Issuers must complete the following documentation to request activation of PPCS for an issuer- or issuer processor-developed system.

  • Client Information Questionnaire—Each issuer BIN to be enrolled in PPCS must be included on the questionnaire to be activated in the V.I.P. Customer Online Repository (CORE). (The form is available from VOL, your regional Visa CSS Representative, or Account Manager.)
  • Visa Resolve Online Enrollment Form—Requests enrollment in and appropriate permissions for Visa Resolve Online (VROL) and PPCS. The form is available from VOL, your regional Visa CSS Representative, or Account Manager.)

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