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How to Set up a Chase Travel Notice for Your Credit Cards to Avoid A Declined Card Overseas!

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    Jonathan Chum

What Is A Chase Travel Notice?

Imagine yourself, overseas, enjoying the best time of your life… when you realized you had spent all your cash. No fear, you reach into your wallet for the Chase card, and use it to pay your bill at the restaurant, and surprise, the card declines!

What happened?

Many credit card companies including Chase protects consumers by freezing the card when its used overseas.

For domestic travel, you may not need to create a Chase travel notice if you go to a regular city or state.

However, it's good idea to notify Chase of any travel plans to avoid the hassle of your card being denied.

Especially if you are in a foreign country and you may not easy access to use your phone to dial an international number.

This step-by-step guide shows you how to setup a Chase travel notice.

Call Chase to Setup a Travel Notice (Option 1)

If you did not notify Chase that you are traveling and have experience your card declined, the simplest and easiest way is to call the toll-free number on the back of your Chase card.

If you are in North America, call the domestic number if you're inside the United States.

If you are traveling overseas, then call the international number.

If you have multiple Chase credit cards, you may see different phone numbers depending on the reward card.

Regardless of which reward or travel card you have with Chase, the agent should be able to apply the travel notice on all your Chase credit cards.

There maybe a few steps to verify a few transactions and who you are before they unfreeze your card so you can continue to use the Chase card again.

Setup Chase Travel Notice Online (Option 2)

Another option is if you have access to the internet is to go to chase.com.

Step 1: Login in with your Chase's account credentials

Make sure you have your phone nearby if you did not setup an email account as another way to verify who you are.

Step 2: Click on any card account and go to the top right corner where it says, "Things you can do" and click on it to expand the drop down.

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Chase Travel Notice

Step 3: Click "Travel notifications" from the drop down menu.

You should then be presented with a screen that looks like this,

Step 4: Click "Add a trip" button

You should be presented with another step to identify yourself again,

In a few minutes, you should receive a text or phone call with the code to enter into the next Chase travel notice screen.

After you have successfully verified the code. You'll be able to enter the details of where and when your trip will be

Step 5: Choose which cards you plan to use on your trip

Step 6: Review Chase travel notice

Finally, review the trip details and if everything looks good. Click the "Submit" button.

Setup Chase Travel Notice Using Chase Mobile App (Option 3)

Another option is to setup the Chase travel notification using the Chase Mobile App.

Step 1: Login in with your Chase's account credentials

Step 2: After successfully logging into your Chase Mobile App, swipe left on the pills menu to reveal "Manage travel notifications" option.

Step 3: Click the "Add a trip" button

Step 4: Enter your trip details

Step 5: Choose the Chase credit cards you want to apply this Chase Travel Notification to

Step 6: Review the Chase Travel Notification screen details to make sure everything is correct.

Next click the "Submit" button.

You get a final confirmation screen after hitting submit that your Chase Travel Notice has been saved.

Final Thoughts

It's always a good idea to bring emergency cash on any trip. As part of your checklist is to decide which credit cards you want to bring, maybe one as a primary and another as a back up.

You may decide that your back up is a credit card is with another bank such as American Express just so you have another option incase Chase has any problems.

In any case, you'll want to go through each credit card and make sure that you setup travel notification so you don't have any problems on your trip.