At this time, only Venmo users who have been approved for a Venmo Mastercard® Debit Card have the option to add money from a verified bank account or a linked debit card directly to their Venmo balance.
I have a Venmo Debit Card. How can I add money to my Venmo balance?
You can add money to your Venmo balance in the app.
Go to the Me tab and tap Manage Balance in the Wallet section. Then, follow these steps to initiate your transfer:
- Select Add money
- Select From bank or debit card
- Enter your amount and choose what funding source you want to use
- Tap Add
Once you do this, there is no way to cancel your transfer.
- Remember: You don’t need to have money in your Venmo account to make payments to other Venmo users. You can fund payments to other Venmo users using a linked funding source.
Additionally, Venmo users who have completed the required identity verification by applying for the Venmo Debit Card or Setting Up Direct Deposit may be eligible to use the Cash a Check service within the app.
When I add money, how long does it take for the funds to reach my Venmo balance?
Add money transfer from a debit card is typically available instantly. Learn more about adding money from a debit card.
Add money transfers from a bank typically take 3-5 business days to reach your Venmo balance, and the funds from that transfer won’t be available until it completes.
There are a few important things to keep in mind about these transfers:
- The timing of your transfer can be impacted by several factors, such as weekends or holidays
- You may see a completed charge in your bank account while the transfer is processing and before those funds reach your Venmo account
- You can check the status of your transfer in the Venmo app, in your personal transactions feed under the Me tab
Keep in mind that you might have the option to add money from your debit card.
If the money doesn’t arrive in your Venmo account after 5 full business days, please contact Venmo Support.
Note: Transfers are reviewed, which may result in delays or funds being frozen or removed from your Venmo account. Learn more about Reviews of Transfers Into and Out of Venmo.
Why don’t I see the option to add money in my Venmo app?
At this time, only users who have applied for and received a Venmo Debit Card have the ability to add money to their Venmo balance manually. Learn more about applying for the Venmo Debit Card.
Keep in mind that you don’t need to add money to your Venmo balance to pay friends or businesses in the app.
Can I add money to my Venmo account at a store or bank?
The only way to add money to your Venmo account is in the Venmo app. We don’t currently have a way to add physical cash to your Venmo account.
Is there an “Instant Transfer” equivalent for adding money to my Venmo account?
Can I cancel my transfer to my Venmo balance?
No. It's not possible to cancel a transfer to your Venmo balance after it is initiated. The Venmo Support team also cannot cancel this type of transfer on your behalf. If you change your mind after initiating a transfer to your Venmo balance, you can transfer it back to your bank once it completes.
What if the transfer to my Venmo balance fails?
Transfers can fail for a variety of reasons. If your transfer to your Venmo balance fails, you will be notified via email, and the funds will not move from your bank to your Venmo balance.
*Are there any limits to how much money I can add to my Venmo balance?
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