AVS Response Codes

This is a list of the values returned during an authorization request in the ssl_avs_response field.

Authorization Response Messages return an AVS Response Code when AVS information is present in the transaction authorization request.

note

From April 2023, VISA has simplified AVS result codes by discontinuing redundant values.

AVS Response CodeDefinition
AAddress matches - ZIP Code does not match
BStreet address match, Postal code in wrong format (international issuer)
Important: No longer used by Visa – expect AVS Response ‘A’.
CStreet address and postal code in wrong formats
Important: No longer used by Visa – expect AVS Response ‘R’.
DStreet address and postal code match (international issuer).
Important: No longer used by Visa – expect AVS Response ‘Z’.
EAVS Error
FAddress does compare and five-digit ZIP code does compare (UK only).
Important: No longer used by Visa – expect AVS Response ‘Z’.
GService not supported by non-US issuer
Important: No longer used by Visa – expect AVS Response ‘R’.
IAddress information not verified by international issuer
Important: No longer used by Visa – expect AVS Response ‘R’.
MStreet Address and Postal code match (international issuer).
Important: No longer used by Visa – expect AVS Response ‘Z’.
NNo Match on Address (Street) or ZIP
ONo Response sent
PPostal codes match, Street address not verified due to incompatible formats.
Important: No longer used by Visa – expect AVS Response ‘Z’.
RRetry, System unavailable or Timed out
SService not supported by issuer.
Important: No longer used by Visa – expect AVS Response ‘U’.
UAddress information is unavailable
W9-digit ZIP matches, Address (Street) does not match.
Important: No longer used by Visa – expect AVS Response ‘Z’.
XExact AVS Match.
Important: No longer used by Visa – expect AVS Response ‘Z’.
YAddress (Street) and 5-digit ZIP match.
Important: No longer used by Visa – expect AVS Response ‘Z’.
Z5-digit ZIP matches, Address (Street) does not match