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How to Activate SBI ATM Card ?

Activate SBI ATM Card : State Bank of India is the most popular and largest bank in India. It has the largest number of Branches and ATMs in India. Usually when you open a bank account in SBI, you get your ATM Card, Passbook etc. When you get a new ATM Card from SBI, it is inactive and it needs to be activated before you can start using it. Today, in this article we will tell you the procedure to activate SBI Debit Card for various transactions. This process to activate SBI ATM Card can be followed in many ways. Depending upon your preference and use, you can select any of the methods. Please note that this article is for all activation of new ATM Cards from SBI, so whether you got a new ATM Card while opening a new account or you re-issued the ATM Card, you can use this Article.

In this Article, we will tell you how to : 

  1. Activate SBI Debit Card
  2. Activate SBI Debit Card for Online Payments (e-Commerce/Online Shopping)
  3. Activate SBI Debit Card for Local Shopping/Swipe Machine Transactions (POS)
  4. Activate SBI Debit Card for Domestic Usage
  5. Activate SBI Debit Card for International Transactions

Important Note : Please activate only the Services which you need on your ATM Card.

How to Activate SBI ATM Card ?

Before we tell you the how to activate SBI ATM Card, make sure you have received a new SBI ATM Card which is inactive.

How to Activate SBI Debit Card ?

You can activate SBI ATM Card either (i) by SMS or (ii) through Online SBI (Internet Banking)

(i) Activate SBI Debit Card by SMS : In order to Activate SBI ATM Card by SMS, you need to send the following SMS to 09223966666 from your Registered Mobile Number :

SWON ATM CCCC

Where, CCCC denotes the last 4 digits of your ATM Card.

Example : For SBI ATM Card Number ending with 5657, send the following : SWON ATM 5657

(ii) Activate SBI Debit Card Online : In order to Activate SBI ATM Card Online through Internet Banking, you need to follow the steps mentioned below :

1) Login to Online SBI Account using your Internet Banking Username and Password.

2) Select the E-Services option on the Top Menu.

E Services Option in SBI Online

3) Select the ATM Card Services in the left Sidebar.

ATM Card Services in SBI Online

4) Click on the ‘New ATM Card Activation ‘ link.

New ATM Card Activation in SBI

5) Select your Account Number & Enter your SBI ATM Card Number, Re-Enter ATM Card Number and click on Activate.

Activate SBI ATM Card

Thats’s it ! Your SBI ATM Card will be activated now.

How to Activate SBI Debit Card for Online Payments (e-Commerce/Online Shopping) ?

In order to Activate SBI ATM Card for Online Payments, you need to send the following SMS to 09223966666 from your Registered Mobile Number :

SWON ECOM CCCC

Where, CCCC denotes the last 4 digits of your ATM Card.

Example : For SBI ATM Card Number ending with 5657, send the following : SWON ECOM 5657

How to Activate SBI Debit Card for Local Shopping/Swipe Machine Transactions (POS) ?

In order to Activate SBI ATM Card for Local Shopping or Swipe Machine Transactions, you need to send the following SMS to 09223966666 from your Registered Mobile Number :

SWON POS CCCC

Where, CCCC denotes the last 4 digits of your ATM Card.

Example : For SBI ATM Card Number ending with 5657, send the following : SWON POS 5657

How to Activate SBI Debit Card for Domestic Usage ?

In order to Activate SBI ATM Card for Domestic Usage, you need to send the following SMS to 09223966666 from your Registered Mobile Number :

SWON DOM CCCC

Where, CCCC denotes the last 4 digits of your ATM Card.

Example : For SBI ATM Card Number ending with 5657, send the following : SWON DOM 5657

How to Activate SBI Debit Card for International Transactions ?

In order to Activate SBI ATM Card for International Transactions, you need to send the following SMS to 09223966666 from your Registered Mobile Number :

SWON INTL CCCC

Where, CCCC denotes the last 4 digits of your ATM Card.

Example : For SBI ATM Card Number ending with 5657, send the following : SWON INTL 5657

Final Words :

You might have noticed that activating SBI ATM Card is quite easy. It does not take more than one minute to activate SBI Debit Card. Although both Online method and SMS method are equally easy for activating SBI ATM Card. However, SMS method can be followed quickly and takes lesser time.

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3 comments

  1. I tried to activate my SBI debit card through SMS .but it said invalid debit card number.please check it and send again.
    but I entered right number.
    Please help me.

  2. Sms not working

  3. Muchos Gracias for your article. Great. http://rgx3dur6.tumblr.com/ – Turi

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