What is the NRI MasterCard?

MasterCard NRI is a CFA franc debit card issued in partnership with MasterCard Worldwide for Non-Resident Ivorians (NRIs) that allows you to spend from your franc account in Côte d'Ivoire and abroad.

It offers enhanced security because it uses the most secure technology for card transactions - a microchip embedded in the card combined with a four-digit PIN code.

The NRI MasterCard can be used for ATM withdrawals in Côte d'Ivoire and abroad, and is also accepted for payments/purchases at ATMs and online anywhere in the world.


  • Receive your card at your door, anywhere in the world.
  • Withdraw money at any MasterCard ATM worldwide.
  • Pay for goods and services in physical stores
  • Pay for goods and services online
  • Free cash withdrawals at all GTBank ATMs in Côte d'Ivoire only.
  • The card is valid for 3 years.
  • The card uses chip and PIN technology to prevent unauthorized transactions.

Features and Benefits


You are only eligible for the NRI MasterCard if you meet ALL of the following criteria:

  1. You are a non-Ivorian resident
  2. Your non-Ivorian address has been provided to the Bank (at account opening or through an update of the customer data).
  3. You want to receive your MasterCard at your address abroad.

Transaction limits

  • Daily withdrawals at local ATMs: 300,000 FCFA
  • Daily transactions at local and online MSEs: 5,000,000

N/B: Please note that a fee :

  • of 500 FCFA apply for each cash withdrawal at ATMs bearing the GIM UEMOA logo in Côte d'Ivoire and in the UEMOA zone.
  • A % charge applies for each foreign cash withdrawal.

The card and PIN code will be sent by separate mail. A form to confirm receipt of the card and the PIN code must be filled in before the card is activated.