Merchant Advice Error Codes
Learn about various response codes and categories for card authorization reattempts.
Visa and Mastercard introduced new rules about handling reattempts for declined transactions. Following these rules will help you to avoid additional fees and to reduce the number of unsuccessful reattempts. The appropriate rules apply for the error codes summarized in the following two categories:
|Category 1 - Do not retry**|
|Category 2 - retry* max 10 times|
*Retry: A retry is a combination of merchant, amount, PAN, and expiry dates. A retry time span is a 30-day period starting from the first decline.
**Do not retry implies permanently.