Which payment methods support separate authorisation and capture?

You can use separate authorisation and capture for the following payment methods:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • UnionPay
  • American Express
  • Diners
  • Discover
  • JCB
  • Cartes Bancaires
  • Elo
  • PayPal
  • Apple Pay
  • Android Pay
  • Open Invoice methods such as Afterpay, Klarna, and Ratepay

For most card payments, authorisations expire automatically after 28 days, with some exceptions:

  • American Express contractually requires captures within seven days, but technically the authorisations expire after 28 days.
  • Carte Bancaire authorisations expire after 12 days.
  • PayPal captures are only guaranteed for three days after the authorisation.


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