Earlier State Bank Of India’s debit card used to come with its PIN inside delivery packet. But nowadays they send us only Debit Card as a part of green earth initiative. However, activating SBI Debit Card by generating an ATM pin is really easy. In this post, I am going to share the process on how to activate SBI Debit Card.

How To Activate SBI Debit Card
How To Activate SBI Debit Card

Step by step process to Activate SBI Debit Card

You may have an account on State Bank Of India or you want to open an account. After you have opened an account on SBI, you will receive a Debit Card on your address. Now you have to activate the SBI Debit Card.

SBI issues various types of debit cards to its customers. Earlier, the debit cards used to come with their PINs but now- a-days only a debit card is sent by them. Hence, a customer needs to activate their SBI debit card on their own. There are four ways through which you can activate your SBI debit card.

  1. Sending SMS
  2. Calling on SBI debit card activation number
  3. Visiting ATM
  4. Internet Banking

Activate SBI Debit Card Sending SMS

How to Activate SBI Debit Card Sending SMS
How to Activate SBI Debit Card Sending SMS

This is most probably the simplest as well as easiest way to activate your SBI debit card. You just need to follow the below mentioned steps.

  • The first thing that you need to do is open your message box and then type PIN <space> Last 4 digits of Debit Card <space> Last 4 Digit Of Bank Account Number.
  • You need to send this SMS to 567676 and that too from your mobile number which is registered with the bank.
  • After doing this you will receive a code of 4 digits on your mobile number. This code will remain valid for the next 24 hours.
  • Now, you need to go to your nearest SBI ATM.
  • After inserting your card in the ATM you will have to enter the PIN which you have received.
  • Now, you can change the PIN and your SBI debit card will be ready for use.

Calling on SBI debit card activation number

This is another simple way which you can use to activate your SBI debit card. You’ll have to call the IVR or Interactive Voice Response number.

  • You need to call on 18004253800 or 1800112211 from your mobile number which is registered with the bank.
  • On the call you will get instructions to feed in your ATM card number as well as you A/C number.
  • After doing so, you will receive a 4 digit PIN on the same mobile number.
  • Now, you need to go to your nearest SBI ATM.
  • After inserting your card in the ATM you will have to enter the PIN which you have received.
  • Now, you can change the PIN and your SBI debit card will be ready for use.

Activate Debit Card By Going ATM:

You can also activate your SBI debit card by directly visiting SBI ATM. You just need to follow the below mentioned steps.

Activate SBI Debit Card in an ATM
Activate SBI Debit Card in an ATM
  • You need to visit your nearest SBI ATM.
  • After inserting your debit card for the first time you will be given an option to generate a PIN.
  • You need to bank account number as well as your mobile number for the same.
  • You will receive a PIN on the same mobile number.
  • You just have to enter the PIN which you have received and change the PIN. Your SBI debit card will be ready for use.

Activate SBI Debit Card Through Internet Banking

This is another option which you can us for the purpose of activating your SBI debit card. You just need to follow the below mentioned steps.

  • You need to open the SBI website – https://www.onlinesbi.com/ on your phone or your computer and log in with your credentials.
  • After logging in you need to go to “e-services” in which you’ll have to select “ATM card services” and then “ATM PIN generation”.
  • You’ll have to use your profile password as well as OTP, which you’ll receive on your registered mobile number for the purpose of getting authenticated.
  • After this you need to select the account number and your card number.
  • You’ll have to enter the very first two digits of your PIN according to your preference. Then click on “submit” button.
  • You will be taken to the next screen where you’ll have to first two digits that you have created along with the two digits which have been sent to your mobile number.

We have provided you all the four methods using which you can activate your SBI debit card. For three of the above mentioned methods you’ll have to visit an ATM for completion while for the internet banking method you will not have to go anywhere. You just need to follow the steps carefully and avoid any errors.

Frequently asked questions

Can I activate my Debit card sitting at my home?

Yes, if you use SBI internet banking then you can easily activate your SBI debit card sitting at your home.

Will I receive PIN number along with my SBI debit card?

No, you will not receive PIN number along with my SBI debit card. You’ll have to generate it using the methods given above.

Is there any validity limit of SBI ATM cum debit card?

All the ATM cards which have got the logo of Maestro and have been issued after 13th November, 2002 will have no expiry date.

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