Create an AWS account without a credit card (Step by Step)

Are you looking for an AWS free account without a credit card? In this tutorial, I have explained, step by step, how to create an AWS account without a credit card.

I will also show you how to create an AWS account with a debit card.

In the case of an AWS free tier account, you will get three types of free offers based on the product you will use. Those are as below

  • Always free: Basically, these offers are available for all AWS customers, and the validity of the product never expires and is always free.
  • 12 months free: These offers are valid based on your sign-up date to 12 months.
  • Trials: Some specific services provide you with short-term free trials based on the activation date of that particular service.

How to create an AWS account without a credit card

First, I will show you how to create an AWS account and then will tell you what steps you should follow if you do not have a credit card.

Follow the below quick steps to register for an AWS free tier account.

1. Open your favorite browser and navigate to the AWS free tier signup Page.

2. Click the Create a Free Account button, as highlighted below.

Create AWS Free Account

3. On the Sign up for AWS page, provide the below details

  • Email address: Please provide a valid email address. Do not use the same email address to register for an AWS account before.
  • Password: Provide a strong password.
  • Confirm password: Reenter the same password for the confirmation.
  • AWS account name: Provide a name for your AWS account. One point to note here is that you can change the account name using the account settings page after the signup.

Finally, click on the Continue (Step 1 of 5) button.

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4. On the Contact Information section, provide the below details

  • How do you plan to use AWS?: You can choose Personal or Business based on your need.
  • Full Name: Provide your full name.
  • Phone Number: You must provide your phone number with your country code.
  • Country or Region: Select your country from the dropdown.
  • Address: You must provide your complete address, including your city, state, Postal Code, etc.
  • Read and accept the terms and conditions of the AWS customer agreement.

Finally, click the Continue (Step 2 of 5) button to move to the next step.

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5. On the Billing Information section, provide the below details

  • Credit or Debit card number: Provide your credit card number and make sure you have entered the correct one.
  • Expiration date: You need to provide the expiration date of your credit card.
  • Cardholder’s name: Provide the name of the cardholder.
  • CVV: Enter the correct CVV of your card.
  • Billing address: You can choose the contact address you have provided before or add a new address by selecting the Use a new address radio button.
  • Do You have a PAN?: You can choose Yes and provide the PAN number, or you can choose the No option, and later, you can add your PAN details on the tax settings page.

Finally, click on Verify and Continue (step 3 of 5) button to move to the next step.

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6. Now, enter the OTP that you have received on your mobile. Based on your country, you will get a very minimal transaction. Remember that Amazon will hold this amount temporarily just to verify your identity, and it might take 3 to 5 days to verify your identity.

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7. Now is the time to verify your Phone in the Confirm your Identity section. Provide the details below.

  • How should we send you the verification code?: Select the text message radio button. You can also choose the Phone call option.
  • Country or Region Code: Select your country or region code.
  • Cell Phone Number: Provide the number of your cell phone.
  • Security Check: Type the Exact captcha.

Click on the Send SMS button to receive the SMS on your mobile.

8. Enter the code you received and click the Verify Code button. It will show you “Your identity has been verified successfully.” Then click the Continue button. In the next window, you will see three plans.

  • Basic Plan (Free)
  • Developer Plan
  • Business Plan

Select the plan based on your need. Remember that the basic plan is free of cost, and check the price before selecting the other two plans.

9. Finally, you will see the Registration Confirmation page. It might take 30 minutes to 1 hour to activate your AWS account. You will receive an email confirmation for your AWS account activation. Now, let’s see how to create an AWS free tier account without a credit card.

Create an AWS account without a credit card

Many people ask how I can create a free AWS account without a credit card. Can we create an AWS free account without a credit card?

The answer is Yes. You can sign up for a free AWS account without a credit card. Instead, you can use your Debit card.

All you need to do is, during sign-up for a free tier AWS account, in the Billing Information section, provide Debit card details instead of your credit card. Refer to the above section for the complete steps.

Another point to note is the credit or Debit card information you are providing during the sign-up for an AWS account is to verify your identity. If you are using the free tier (Basic Plan), Amazon will not charge you for usage below the AWS free tier limit. To verify your identity, Amazon will hold the pending transaction for 3 to 5 days.

Note: If you are a student, you can create an aws free account for students without a debit or credit card. The only thing you need is a valid  email issued by your institution.

This is how we can sign up for a free AWS account without a credit card.

How to create AWS account with debit card

Well, if you don’t have a credit card with you, there is nothing to worry about. You can create an AWS account with your Debit card. Follow the below steps to create an AWS account with a debit card.

  1. Follow steps 1 to 4 from the Create AWS Free Account section.
  2. On the Billing Information section, Provide your Debit card details instead of your Credit card (Refer to step 5 from the Create AWS Free Account section; only instead of a credit card provide debit card details, and all other information will remain the same).
  3. Finally, follow step-6 to step-11 from the Create AWS Free Account section to create the AWS account by using your debit card.

Wrapping Up

I hope now you can create an AWS free tier account without a credit card. This way, you can use AWS without a credit card.

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