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Express Card: Purchasing Goods From Foreign Vendors

Learn when to use the Express Card to purchase goods from foreign vendors.

You can use the Express Card to purchase goods from a foreign vendor if the vendor:

  • Accepts Visa ©
  • Does not require a written purchase order document

Common foreign purchases include software programs downloaded electronically, publications, and reprints.

Foreign purchases that cannot be obtained with the Express Card include those that require duty papers or that are shipped FOB Origin. A professional buyer must coordinate these types of purchases.