PAR Inquiry delivers the capability to retrieve the PAR numeric linked to a Primary Account Number (PAN) in real time. The input to PAR Inquiry is either one PAN or one affiliated Token to a PAN.
PAR Inquiry for Issuers
PAR Inquiry for Issuer allows an Issuer to retrieve the PAR numeric for a PAN or affiliated Token only registered to that Issuer. Issuers using PAR Inquiry for Issuers must provide their own Issuer PCR/station for configuration in the certification and production environments.
PAR Inquiry for Non Issuers
PAR Inquiry allows a Merchant or Acquirer to retrieve the PAR numeric for any PAN or affiliated Token.