In order to activate your Revolut card, you need to verify your identity.
We'd ask you to submit a government-issued photo ID, a selfie, and sometimes a proof of your residency. The whole process normally takes less than 5 minutes.
After your identity is verified, if you've ordered a virtual card, it can be used right away for online transactions. If you've ordered a physical card, you can activate it as soon as it arrives through the mail by going to the 'Cards' section of the app.