Frequently Asked Question

Which PCI standards apply to card manufacturers, embossers, card personalizers, or entities that prepare data for card manufacturing?

Organizations that participate in data preparation, manufacturing, personalizing, and/or embossing for plastic cards are considered Card Production Vendors and are typically required to adhere to the Card Production and Provisioning Standards.

Entities should contact the payment brands directly for information about their compliance programs and reporting requirements, and to understand if additional PCI standards apply based upon the specific services they perform. Contact details for the payment brands can be found in FAQ 1142: How do I contact the payment card brands?
Last updated: January 2024
Article Number: 1214

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