Kindly be informed that credit or debit cards need to be 3-D Secure compliant in order to pay the registration fee online. If you are facing a difficulty or unable to make the payment online, you may need to check if you are registered for 3-D secure, if you have not done so already. Kindly check with your card-issuing bank if you are not sure whether your card is 3-D secure or not.
3-D Secure is a protocol designed to be an additional security layer for online credit and debit card transactions. It is an established means of reducing all types of online fraud.
The UAE Central Bank has mandated the compliance to 3-D Secure protocol for online transactions. A transaction being carried out through 3-D Secure technology redirects the payment process to the website of the bank that has issued the card to authenticate the transaction.
3-D Secure ask shoppers to enter either a static or dynamic password to help confirm the identity of the cardholder during the time of purchase. For first time shoppers, a registration process may be available at the time of transaction itself.
Types of 3-D Secure
Services based on the 3-D Secure protocol have been adopted by the following companies:
- Verified by Visa: 3D Secure by Visa is called Verified by Visa.
- MasterCard Secure Code: 3D Secure by MasterCard is called Secure Code.
- JCB J/Secure: 3D Secure by JCB is called J/Secure.
In the event that credit card payment is still not possible after the steps listed on the document, we have introduced the possibility to register now and pay later. In this case, please select the pay later option and our team will contact you to organize an alternative payment method.