A Step-by-Step Guide to Checking the Balance on Visa Gift Cards

Do you have a Visa gift card lying somewhere around? Maybe a physical one in your wardrobe, or a digital one you forgot in your eWallet? If it’s a gift card you’ve not used in a while, chances are that you don’t remember how much you have left in it.

Are you curious to know the balance on your Visa gift card? Well, then you’re in luck because you’re about to read how you will do that. In this article, I will be giving you a step-by-step guide on how to check your Visa gift card balance, whether online or by placing a call. Let’s get into it!

How to Check Your Visa Gift Card Balance

How to check your Visa gift card balance

You can check your Visa gift card balance online by visiting any of the eligible websites, or over the phone by calling the toll-free line. Ensure that your card has been activated and that the 16-digit number and 3-digit pin are ready before proceeding to check your balance through any of these ways. 

Checking your Visa Gift Card balance online

  1. Check the back of your gift card and visit the official website of your Visa gift card issuer. You can do this on your phone or PC. Below are possible websites you could check:
  1. Enter your login details if needed to log in to the website.  
  2. When you are logged in, navigate to the ‘Check Balance’ option. 
  3. Enter your 16-digit number into the space provided for that. 
  4. Type in the expiration date of your gift card into the appropriate field 
  5. Then, input your 3-digit pin, also called CVV into the provided space. This pin is located at the back of your card. 
  6. Crosscheck to be sure you entered the correct details, then click on the ”Check balance” button.
  7. The website will show you the balance on your gift card. 

How to Check your Visa Balance with the Toll-free line

Calling to check your Visa gift card balance

  1. Check the back of your Visa gift card and you will find a toll-free number you can call. 
  2. Dial the number on your mobile device and call it. 
  3. Follow the voice prompts to check your balance. You will most likely be asked for your 16-digit pin and CVV number. 
  4. After this, you will hear the balance left on your card. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Visa Gift Cards

1. Where can I use Visa gift cards?

You can use your Visa gift card to make payments anywhere regular Visa cards are accepted, whether physical or online. You can use it to pay for products and services or pay for subscriptions. If you don’t wish to use your gift card for purchases you can sell your Visa gift card for instant cash on NOSH. 

2. Where can I buy Visa gift cards?

You can buy a Visa gift card online through any of the verified issuers or any physical merchant store that sells. You can also swiftly buy Visa gift cards at the best rates on NOSH

3. Where can I activate my Visa gift card?

You can activate your Visa gift card online on the issuer’s website, or through the toll-free line. However, if you bought your card physically, it should have been pre-activated and would be ready for immediate use. 

4. Why can’t I check my Visa gift card balance?

If you are entering the wrong details or checking the wrong site you won’t be able to check your Visa gift card balance. When you want to check your Visa gift card balance, confirm that you entered the right numbers. 

5. Do Visa gift cards expire?

Yes, Visa gift cards expire just like regular credit and debit cards. You can easily check and see the expiry date on the front of your Visa card. 

6. How much is a $100 Visa gift card in Naira?

Currently, a $100 Visa gift card is worth N58,000. Nosh always provides you with the best gift card rates in Nigeria and Ghana, so feel free to use our gift card rate calculator to check the worth of your Visa gift card.


If you have a Visa gift card, it is only normal for you to want to know how much you have left in it. Luckily, you can complete this easy process within minutes. As discussed, there are different ways you can check your gift card balance, so choose the option that works best for you. 

You can check your Visa gift card balance online or by calling the toll-free number. If you choose not to use your Visa gift card to pay for products or services, always remember that you can sell it easily for quick cash on Nosh.



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