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How to Buy Bitcoin with Credit / Debit Card (with screenshots)

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Buy Bitcoin with your Credit or Debit Card! No registration is needed. Receive BTC to your wallet in less than an hour.

This step-by-step guide walks you through the whole process of buying bitcoins with your card – screenshots are included. Your first purchase at coingate.com/simplex may take up to an hour due to verification procedures. Consecutive purchases will not require you to verify phone number, email and ID again. Therefore, every time you buy Bitcoin, it gets simpler and quicker.

What you will need to buy Bitcoin with your credit or debit card for the first time:

  1. Bitcoin wallet address (see here for Electrum Bitcoin wallet setup instructions)
  2. Credit or Debit card
  3. Mobile phone to take a selfie
  4. Scanned or photographed images of your passport / national ID card (both sides) / driver’s licence (both sides)

Buy Bitcoin with your Card. Step-by-step Instructions.

Step 1.

Go to coingate.com/simplex, enter your desired purchase amount in bitcoins or U.S. Dollars (minimum 50 USD, maximum 5000 USD), enter your Bitcoin wallet address (see this tutorial for setting up a wallet on Electrum), and Click to Continue.

Buy Bitcoin with Credit or Debit Card

Step 2.

Enter your personal details, including your mobile number, and your billing address. In this window you can also see the amount your card will be charged in U.S. Dollars. The purchase will appear as Simplex_Bitstamp in your card statement. Check the box (if you agree to terms and privacy policy), and then click Continue.Buy Bitcoin with Credit or Debit Card - enter personal and billing details

Step 3.

You will now have to verify your email address and phone number. Check your inbox for an email confirmation link, and expect a text message with a 4-digit code that you will have to enter on-screen, or a phone call if you indicated a landline number. When you confirm your email address and phone number, the red X marks will turn into check marks, and you can proceed by clicking Continue

Buy Bitcoin with Credit or Debit Card - email and phone number verification

Step 4.

Enter your card details here. Most of major credit and debit card brands are accepted (VISA, MasterCard, Maestro), as well as some prepaid and virtual cards. Make sure your card details match the billing address you entered in Step 2. Note that you will not be billed just yet – your card will be checked for the required purchase value, and you will then have to proceed to ID verification. Click Pay Now.

Buy Bitcoin with Credit or Debit Card - payment details

Step 5.

Selfie time. You will now have to upload a selfie of yourself holding the card you are using for payment. Your full name and the first and last four digits of your card number must be visible, but you can cover the 8 middle digits with your fingers.

Buy Bitcoin with Credit or Debit Card - selfie verification

Step 6.

Upload your ID document of choice: passport (double-page), national ID card (both sides), or driver’s licence (both sides). Upload each side of a document one by one. For increased chance of payment approval, consider uploading a second document, or even all three. Proceed when you have uploaded the documents.

Buy Bitcoin with Credit or Debit Card - ID check verification

Step 7.

You will be see a message indicating that your payment request is being processed. This will take a few minutes, and you will receive an email once your payment is approved or declined (some payments on very rare occasions may take up to 24 hours to process).

Buy Bitcoin with Credit or Debit Card - request processing

If all goes well, bitcoins will reach your wallet in 20 minutes or less. Depending on Bitcoin network congestion, the transaction may take up to an hour to be confirmed.

Click here for instructions on setting up a Bitcoin wallet with Electrum.

Continue reading here to learn about paying a CoinGate invoice.