Frequently Asked Questions

Advertising Disclosure is an independent, advertising-supported web site. receives compensation from many credit card issuers whose offers appear on our site. Compensation from our advertising partners impacts how and where their products appear on our site, including, for example, the order in which they may appear within review lists. has not reviewed all available credit card offers in the marketplace.

Credit Card Applications » Questions » FAQs » General » What information do I need to apply for a credit card?

What information do I need to apply for a credit card?

Answered by , at
Add to Favorites:

Tags: ,

Leo Zhu

Applying for a credit card is a pretty straightforward process. You’ll need to gather a few pieces of information to have ready when you fill out the application:

  • Full legal name
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Social Security number
  • Name and contact information for your employer
  • Estimated annual income

If you plan on having a co-signer on your account, you will need to have all that information for that person as well. Once you have collected all your personal information, you are ready to apply. All you need to do is enter the requested information.

Get the latest news, articles and expert advice delivered to your inbox. It's FREE.
You could turn $200 into $400 with Cashback Match™. Get a dollar-for-dollar match of all the cash back you’ve earned at the end of your first year, automatically.
For Excellent, Good Credit
Unlimited 1.5x rewards on every purchase, every day. For every $1 you spend, you earn 1.5x Miles.
For Excellent, Good Credit
No Annual Fee
For Bad Credit

Other Questions in