In a recent notification, Visa has announced a change in the PayWave approval policy for contactless acceptance devices.
Starting November 1, 2018, contactless terminals passing PayWave certification will be granted a four-year period Approval Letter.
This new validity period of PayWave certified products will allow terminal providers to better manage their product certification cycles, in line with EMV Contactless Level 1 approval.
Visit Visa Technology Partner website to obtain further information or contact Visa Approval Services.
Visit EMVCo website for more information on EMV technology and specifications : www.emvco.com
Visa® and Mastercard® have issued new versions of their Contactless Level 2 ICS.
Visa PayWave Device Questionnaire and VCPS ICS-10/01/18
Mastercard MCL ICS – Sept2018
Before entering into Type Approval process, POS providers shall ensure that they use the most up-to-date version of the Implementation Conformance Statement for each of the kernels they submit to certification.
Feel free to contact us to obtain further information at : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visa has released an updated version of Paywave kernel ICS.
The Device Questionnaire must be filled and submitted to Visa prior to Type Approval testing of a contactless reader supporting PayWave.
The changes on this document are minor :
- Update of the list of testing laboratories
- Clarification of the Terms and Conditions
To obtain the current ICS, connect to Visa Technology Partner website, or contact your Alcinéo representative.