Visa Ready

Government Disbursements

A secure, low-cost, and efficient way to handle government benefit disbursements

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Partnership opportunities

Are you a Government agency looking to identify card and account disbursement platforms and program managers that can support the transformation of your programs? Or perhaps you’re an issuer looking for a purpose-focused technology partner to support your Government client deliver disbursement programs with an advanced citizen experience and highly efficient operations? Or maybe you’re a payments ecosystem participant with leading technology, looking to expand your role in purpose focused social protection and fiscal stimulus disbursements by partnering with Governments?

It's a great time to explore whether a Visa Ready for Government Disbursements partner is a good fit for you.

Solutions for Government Agencies

Working with a Visa Ready for Government Disbursements partner might be for you if you:

  • Are a Government agency looking to digitize your disbursement platform 
  • Need techology partners to facilitate issuance, processing, and program management 

  • Want to leverage experienced enablers who are established in the payments ecosystem 

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Become a partner

Visa assesses regional and global issuer processors against a structured set of criteria relevant to Government disbursement programs.

The Visa Ready Government Disbursement program might be for you if you:

  • Host an API-driven platform 
  • Are able to support a variety of disbursement use cases, including real-time payments, omni-channel application, and account transaction controls 

  • Can integrate with partners who are looking to move quickly 

Program benefits

Benefits to becoming Visa Ready for Government Disbursements certified:

Issuer Processor Benefits

  • Become a go-to partner for innovative government agencies in the evolving disbursements landscape
  • Get access to Go-To-Market materials to support growth
  • Showcase your solution on the Visa Partner Portal, and demonstrate capabilities to clients

Issuer Processors perform core payment functionalities, including:

  • Creating and maintaining payments infrastructure
  • Managing transaction authorizations where needed
  • Providing a system of record and communicate with settlement entities


Getting started for Government Agencies

Connect with us

Contact the team at [email protected] to outline your program

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Understand requirements

Visa will help you scope the program and refine technical requirements

Connect with partners

Visa will match you to suitable partners that are Visa Ready and best placed to service your use case


Together, we will build a best-in-class disbursement program

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