ISO IEC 7812-2 pdf download.Identification cards — Identification of issuers
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this part of ISO/IEC 781 2, the terms and definitions given in ISO/IEC 781 2-1 and the following apply. 3.1 administrative blockholder body/business entity that is assigned a block of Issuer Identification Numbers (IINs) for re-assignment to card issuing organizations within its specific geographic or industry sector area of jurisdiction NOTE These IINs are assigned in accordance with the procedures established herein and under legal agreement with the Registration Authority. 3.2 block of IINs reservation in the ISO RegisterofCardIssuerIdentification Numbers of a series of two or more IINs for assignment by an administrative or card scheme blockholder 3.3 card acceptor party accepting the identification card for the purpose of presenting transaction data to an acquirer 3.4 card scheme blockholder body representing a group of card issuers, one purpose of which is to facilitate the issuance and acceptance of the cards of that group NOTE To facilitate such acceptance, the card scheme and card issuer are visibly identifiable on the identification card. Interchange among the card scheme members is governed by a set of operating procedures. 3.5 Sponsoring Authority body authorized by the Subcommittee responsible for administering an ISO numbering system, (in this case ISO/IEC JTC 1 /SC 1 7) to receive, process and approve applications for IINs submitted in accordance with ISO/IEC 781 2
4 Application and registration procedures
4.1 Application procedure for assignment of a single IIN A card issuer shall apply to its national standards body, or in the absence of a national standards body, to the secretariat of the ISO/IEC technical body responsible for this International Standard, for the assignment of a single IIN using the form shown in annex A. Application forms are also available, on request from the Registration Authority, the secretariat of the Registration Management Group (RMG) and the secretariat of ISO/IEC JTC 1 /SC 1 7. The national standards body or the secretariat of the ISO/IEC JTC 1 /SC 1 7 then acts as the “Sponsoring Authority” (see clause 7) with respect to the application. 4.2 Application procedure for approval to become an authorized blockholder 4.2.1 Types of blockholders There are two types of blockholders, administrative blockholders and card scheme blockholders. Administrative blockholders (see 3.1 ) are assigned a block of IINs, following approval by the RMG, for re- assignment to organizations that fall within their specific industry or geographic area of jurisdiction. Once assigned the IIN belongs to the organization unless it specifically agrees to relinquish the IIN because it is no longer used by them. The Registration Authority fee applies to each IIN assigned from the block. Where a single body represents a group of card issuers (see 3.4) that body may apply to become a card scheme blockholder (see 3.2). These blockholders are assigned a block of IINs, following approval by the Registration Management Group, for assignment to the members of that particular card scheme. If a card issuer relinquishes membership of that scheme the IIN reverts back to the blockholder and use of it by the organization must cease. The Registration Authority fee applies to each IIN assigned from the block. 4.2.2 Application procedure Where the applicant is applying for a block of IINs either as an administrative blockholder (see 3.1 ), or as a card scheme (see 3.4), d) whether the proposed blockholder will act as agent for issuers legally associated with it, but each issuer is a separate corporate legal entity; e) details of any future proposed plans, including where relevant the following: 1 ) estimated number of card issuers by country; 2) timing plans, (i.e. estimated date for allocation of all IINs in the proposed block); f) whether card acceptors can access all the card issuers in the card scheme, through a single acquiring link; g) whether the service provided to the issuers extends beyond networking, i.e. communications switching, and if so in what way; h) any common aspects of services offered by card issuers within a proposed card scheme. The RMG may request additional information where further clarification is needed.