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TSYS Online Application: Step by Step Instructions

This online application was designed for for-profit organizations. This tutorial will help you as a nonprofit organization complete the application.

To complete your account you will need:
  1. A form of identification
  2. Bank Account and routing numbers
  3. Fundraising documentation
  4. Nonprofits: a copy of your 501c3 IRS designation letter
  5. Political campaigns: a copy of your approved and certified Letter of Candidacy

Merchant Account Online Application Step by Step

Enter last name if requested.

Answer security question


Step 1: Business/Nonprofit Information. Enter required fields.


Step 1


Step 2: Principal Information

Enter required fields. Here are some tips for filling this step:
  • Do not remove your first or last name.
  • Date of Birth and Social Security number are required to confirm your identity. Banks are required to verify the identity of anyone who opens a bank account to comply with the Patriot Act.
  • If you need to change the name of the person who is the principal for your organization, submit a support ticket explaining this.


Step 3: Identification Information

Select a option. This section is required to comply with the Patriot Act.

Step 3


Step 4: Banking Information

Enter your organization’s bank account information so donations can be deposited and fees withdrawn. If you are unsure of your nonprofit’s bank routing or account number, you may wish to contact your bank to confirm.

Step 4 Banking Information

Step 5: External Review

Verify everything is correct on this page. You cannot make edits to the contract once you click ‘Validate and Next Step’ button.

To make edits click on the section links at the top of the page (e.g. Business Information, Principal Information, etc.)

Step 5


Step 6: Sign Contract

Here you can sign the contract either with your mouse or with your finger if using a tablet. If you prefer to fax it in; you may print the contract, sign and fax to TSYS.

Online Signature

Frequently Asked Questions on Signature Page

Why can’t I make changes to my online application?

After you select ‘Validate and Next Step’ button in Step 6 External Review, you will no longer be able to make edits to the online contract. 

Is there a 3 year contract or cancellation fee?

No. TSYS’s 3 year agreement/cancellation fee is waived. Under Section 9 Additional Services and Terms, see the note that in section 11.2(d) fee does not apply if checked. Refer to screenshot below.

cancellation fees do not apply

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