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Travel Card

Visa Travel Card

The Visa Travel Card through Bank of America was developed by UNCW to allow the permanent university employee to have a credit card to be used for specific official university travel expenses. The Cardholder must complete the required training on Percipio (Formerly SkillPort) before the card will be issued (ACT204 Visa Travel Card Training).

  • Airfare
  • Baggage
  • Lodging (Room Rate & Tax Only)
  • Internet for Business Purpose in Hotel
  • Parking: Airport, Parking Decks/Meters, Hotel Garage (Self-Parking Only. Valet Parking if Self-Parking is not an option-Documentation from hotel website must be included if Valet Parking is only option)
  • Registration (**Travel Related Only
  • Rental Vehicle
  • Fuel for Rental Vehicles Only
  • Tolls
  • Taxi/Uber/Lyft/Curb/etc.) 
  • Shuttle
  • Train/Subway
  • Ferry/Boat
  • Golf Carts

**Click Here for guidance on Registration Fees for Virtual Conferences and Webinars (Travel Card cannot be used for these fees)

This card is billed directly to the university. It is the cardholder's responsibility to ensure that all receipts are submitted and all transactions are reconciled monthly. A Chrome River Pre-Approval must be completed and approved before the use of this card. Under no circumstances may this Visa card be used for personal expenses.

When using the Visa Travel Card for lodging in North Carolina, at check-in, please inform the Front Desk Agent that you are paying with a North Carolina State Tax Exempt Credit Card (the tax id # is on the upper right side of the card).  If the lodging establishment refuses to waive the state tax, please indicate this on the folio (hotel invoice) before transmitting to ChromeRiver.

Apply for a Travel Card

Please complete all information on the Travel Card Application located on the Chrome River Homepage or (make sure all signatures have been obtained) and email to

The card will be ordered from the bank when the completed application is received.  It generally takes 7-10 business days for the card to be sent to the Travel Office from the bank.  The Cardholder must complete the required training on SkillPort before the card will be issued.  If the employee is transferring from one department to another department he/she may keep the card but the card information will need to be updated by completing the Travel Card Maintenance and Cancellation Form located on the Chrome River Homepage and emailed to 

Upon termination of employment with the University, the card must be returned to the Travel Office located in the Administrative Annex Building, 2nd Floor, 2046-H. All transactions should be reconciled with receipts before the employee leaves.

To report a lost or stolen credit card, please contact Bank Of America at 1-888-449-2273.

Program Benefits:

  • Reduces the amount of out of pocket money for traveler
  • Allows you to register and pay online for the registration.

Cardholder Responsibilities

  • The Visa Travel Card is issued to the individual and only expenses for that person should be charged to the card.
  • The Visa Travel Card is intended to be used for University travel business related expenses only.
  • A travel pre-approval should be completed and approved before using the card to charge expenses for that trip.
  • All receipts must still meet the documentation standards
  • All transactions must be reconciled by the Cardholder or Designee in Chrome River
  • Resolve disputed and fraudulent charges
  • Handle refunds and credits on the card

Getting Started and Managing Your Card

Once you have applied for the card, the Cardholder must complete the ACT204 Visa Travel Card Training found on Skillport, before the card is issued.  Visa Travel Card Statements are sent to the Campus Box Number of the Cardholder.

Transactions can be viewed and reconciled as soon as they post to the eWallet in ChromeRiver. 

To get started, please activate and register your Card at 1-888-233-8855.

For additional help and information please contact Kellie Smith, Chrome River Travel Specialist/Travel Card Administrator, by phone at (910) 962-7086 or by email


Visa Travel Card Deadlines for 2022-2023

Reconciliation Dates

Monthly Statement

Cycle Date

Modification Cut Off Date

July 06/16-07/15 07/22


07/16-08/15 08/20
September 08/16-09/15 09/22
October 09/16-10/15 10/22
November 10/16-11/15 11/22
December 11/16-12/15 12/22
January 12/16-01/15 01/21
February 01/16-02/15 02/22


02/16-03/15 03/22
April 03/16-04/15 04/22
May 04/16-05/15 05/20
June 05/16-06/15 06/22


End of Fiscal Year


06/16-TBD TBD


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Bank Of America Visa Customer Service

Dedicated, courteous, and efficient service representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide the assistance you may require, including:

  • Questions about Card benefits and services. We can help ensure you're getting the most from your card membership
  • Billing inquiries. Please be sure to have your monthly statement on hand to help expedite your call.
  • Replacement Card requests. If your Card is lost or stolen, a replacement will be issued and delivered to the Travel Office.
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