How to Unblock SBI ATM Card

SBI Provides different types of Debit/Credit card to its customer in order to help them with day to day transactions. It can be ATM withdrawal, Online Shopping, etc. Due to its vast use in daily life, it’s quite easy that sometimes we make mistakes and our ATM card is blocked. In this post, we will discuss How to Unblock SBI ATM card if such a situation occurs.

ATM Card is blocked due to several reasons Therefore firstly we need to know the reason for blocking and then act accordingly. Let’s take an example-

Due to any reason You are in hurry to withdraw money from ATM and you put wrong PIN code 3 times hence your card will be blocked temporarily for 24 hours.

Now lets discuss the ways by which you can unblock your SBI ATM card.

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Different Ways to Unblock SBI ATM Card

  • Automatic Unblock
  • Application to the Bank to Unblock
  • No Option available but to get New Card or when the card is blocked permanently
  • When the Card has expired

We will discuss each one of the above in detail. lets Start…

Automatic Unblock

In case if you have entered your ATM PIN wrong in three consecutive attempts, your card will get automatically blocked.

However, it will get automatically unblocked after 24 hours and then you can use it in a regular way as you were using it before.

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Application to the Bank to Unblock your SBI ATM Card

In case if you have blocked the card mistakenly or intentionally or the card is blocked for any security reason you can unblock it by writing an application to your nearest bank branch.

In this case, you have to submit your identity proof along with an application like your Photo, Your address proof, the last four digits of your ATM Card, etc. It will take 2 to 4 working days to process your request.

When the Card is Blocked Permanently

For Example-

you went shopping with your friends, you purchased many clothes, paid the bill and came back to your home. Excitingly you are trying on the clothes you bought. All of a sudden you remembered that you forgot your ATM Card at the counter.

Now you straightaway call customer care and ask them to block your ATM card or you log into internet banking and block your card so that it can not be misused by anyone. hence your card is permanently blocked for security reasons.

You do not have any reasons now apart from applying for a new card. and the bank will deliver your card in 7 to 10 working days.

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Your SBI ATM Card has Expired

Every ATM card has an expiry date mentioned on the is mainly valid for three to five years. After the expiry date, the card is automatically blocked for further use.

In this case, you need to visit your respective bank branch and place a request to get a new card. The bank will deliver the card within 7 to 10 working days after receiving your request.


The above-mentioned steps you can follow in case your ATM card is blocked. you can look for your scenario and follow the steps mentioned.


1-Can I Block my Debit card Temporary in SBI?

Yes, you can block it temporarily through YONO SBI App. Follow the instructions.

  • Log in to YONO SBI App.
  • Select service requests from the menu.
  • Select ATM/Debit Card under the Service Request tab.
  • Provide your Internet Banking Profile Password.
  • Click on Block Card and Select Account and Card to Block.
  • Select Type of Block and click on Next.
  • On Next Screen Click on Confirm.

NOTE-Temporarily Blocked card can be unblocked by visiting any SBI Branch.

2-Can I turn off all the services in case if I lost my SBI ATM Card?

Yes, You can turn of all the services if you lost ATM card. follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Log in to YONO LITE SBI
  • Click on Manage Cards and select Manage Debit Card
  • Select your account number and card number
  • Turn off all the services like ATM transactions, E-commerce transactions, Pos transactions, etc.
  • Click on Submit.

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