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Protect your card

To protect your card you must register it.

Protecting your metrocard means nobody can use the balance on your card once you’ve reported it lost or stolen.

You simply need to buy a new metrocard and have the remaining balance transferred.
To protect your card you must register it. If your card is not registered your balance is not protected.

When you buy a metrocard you can use your card immediately.

To register and protect your card you will need to wait 24 hours before you can protect your card online.

Step 1 - Buy Step 2 - Protect Step 3 - Validate Step 4 - Recharge
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The benefits of registration

Register and protect your card now

For more information visit the FAQs page.