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Innovative Address Verification Service (AVS) codes
Posted by Wayne Smith on 01 October 2009 08:00 AM
What is Address Verification Service (AVS)?

At the time of the transaction, AVS verifies the cardholder's numeric portion of the address and zip code with what is on file at the bank.

The response codes for AVS are:

X = Both the 9-digit zip code (the AVS 9-digit) and the street address match.

Y = both the 5-digit zip code (the AVS 5-digit) and the street address match.

A = The street address matches, but the zip code does not match.

W = The 9-digit zip code matches, but the street address does not match.

Z = The 5-digit zip code matches, but the street address does not match.

N = Neither the street address nor the zip code matches.

R = Retry, system unavailable (may be due to timeout).

S = Service not supported.

U = Address information unavailable.

E = Data not available/error invalid.

G = Non-US card issuer that does not participate in AVS


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