Full Authorization Reversal (61)

Full Authorization Reversal (Type 61) cancels an open authorization and restores the cardholder open to buy.

  • Used in the lodging industry to restore funds held on the original card when the guest uses a different card at check-out time.
  • Elavon suggests the POS application integrate this transaction type for any credit card transaction that is not going to be settled, when the customer cancels the sale or changes method of payment.
  • If the TPP does not support this transaction type, TRANSACTION NOT SUPPORTED error is returned from the Elavon software applications.
  • Void the transaction (Void Sale Transaction Type 11) automatically attempts a Full Authorization Reversal (61).


Do not use 11 when 61 is needed.