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Using Your Discover card in Asia

Where can I use my card in Asia?

Discover cards are currently accepted in mainland China at merchants displaying the Discover or China UnionPay acceptance marks; in Japan at merchants displaying the Discover or JCB acceptance mark; or everywhere you see the Diners Club International acceptance mark in the following countries:

Philippines

Singapore

South Korea

Taiwan

Thailand

Diners Club

If a decal displaying the Diners Club International acceptance mark is not visible, you may still present your card for payment if the merchant accepts cards. Some merchants (primarily hotels) don't always display acceptance decals.

Where can I obtain a cash advance in Asia using my card?

Cash advances using your card are available at ATMs where you see the Diners Club International acceptance mark in the following countries:

Philippines

Singapore

Diners Club

A PIN is required to obtain a cash advance from an ATM. Click here to login and obtain your PIN. If you need to obtain your PIN while in China or while in another country outside of the U.S., please contact Customer Service by dialing (country code) +1-801-902-3100. This number also appears on the back of your Discover card.

Where can I use my card in China?

You can use your card anywhere you see the Discover acceptance mark or the China UnionPay acceptance mark throughout mainland China.

If decals displaying the Discover acceptance mark or the China UnionPay acceptance mark are not visible, you may still present your card for payment if the merchant accepts cards. Some merchants (primarily hotels) don't always display acceptance decals.

UnionPay acceptance mark

Discover cards have been accepted in mainland China since November of 2006. In spite of extensive merchant training and mass distribution of signage, some merchants may still be unfamiliar with the Discover brand.

To aid you in the use of your Discover card throughout mainland China, click here to download a convenient, wallet-sized instruction card. This card will direct you to locations where the card is accepted, and provide card processing directions for the merchant (in both English and Chinese). If the merchant seems unfamiliar with your card, simply hand the merchant the instruction card to facilitate the transaction.

To view the wallet card, you will need to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Where can I obtain a cash advance in China using my card?

Cash advances using your card are available at ATMs where you see the Discover acceptance mark or the China UnionPay acceptance mark throughout mainland China.

UnionPay acceptance mark

A PIN is required to obtain a cash advance from an ATM. Click here to login and obtain your PIN. If you need to obtain your PIN while in China or while in another country outside of the U.S., please contact Customer Service by dialing (country code) +1-801-902-3100. This number also appears on the back of your Discover card.

Where can I use my card in Japan?

You can use your card anywhere you see the Discover acceptance mark and at almost all locations you see the JCB acceptance mark throughout Japan. This includes: hotels, restaurants, airport limousine transportation service, airport shopping and dining and many more locations.

If decals displaying the Discover acceptance mark or the JCB acceptance mark are not visible, you may still present your card for payment if the merchant accepts cards. Some merchants (primarily hotels) don't always display acceptance decals.

JCB Network acceptance mark

Where can I obtain a cash advance in Japan using my card?

Cash advances using your card are available at ATMs where you see the Discover acceptance mark or the JCB acceptance mark throughout Japan.

JCB Network acceptance mark

This includes:

  • 7-Eleven convenience store ATMs
  • Japan Post Office ATMs
  • Bank of Mitsubishi UFJ ATM locations

A PIN is required to obtain a cash advance from an ATM. A PIN is required to obtain a cash advance from an ATM. Click here to login and obtain your PIN. If you need to obtain your PIN while in Japan or while in another country outside of the U.S., please contact Customer Service by dialing (country code) +1-801-902-3100. This number also appears on the back of your Discover card.

Where can I find more information regarding international travel?

To learn more about international travel click here.

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