Can I get pre-approved for a Citi card?

Curious about whether you can get pre-approved for a Citi card? Read on to find out more.

Unfortunately, the Citi pre-qualification page is not working at the moment. This means that applicants will need to apply for cards without getting pre-qualified first.

However, in the meantime, Citi does offer a “pre-selected” offer to those who fit general criteria and have around a 70% chance of approval.

What is the meaning of pre-selected offers from Citi?

Pre-selected offers are sent to consumers who Citi has determined may be a good fit for a particular credit card based on information in their credit report. These offers do not guarantee approval, but applicants are more likely to be approved if they receive one.

How to check if you’re pre-selected?

If you’re interested in applying for a Citi card, it’s still worth checking to see if you’re pre-selected for an offer. You can do this by visiting Citi’s website and entering your information.

If you’re not pre-selected for an offer, don’t worry – you can still apply for a Citi card and may be approved. Remember that being pre-selected is not a guarantee of approval, but it does improve your chances.

How to Check Which Citi Cards You Pre-Qualify For

Applying for a credit card can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not sure you’ll be approved. Fortunately, Citi offers a pre-qualification process that makes it easy to see which cards you have a good chance of being approved for. And the best part is that checking pre-qualifications doesn’t affect your credit score.

Here’s how to check which Citi cards you pre-qualify for:

  • Go to Citi’s pre-qualification page and fill out the form.
  • Enter your name, address, and the last 4 digits of your Social Security number.
  • Pick the card you want to apply for
  • Please check the box below to confirm that you understand this form is not a credit card application and will not affect your credit score.
  • Click the button that says “See your card offer.”

After submitting your information, you will almost immediately find out which Citi cards you have good approval odds for. Applying for a card after pre-qualification gives you around a 90% chance of approval.

You might receive a mail offer from Citi for one credit card. If so, you can either fill out the enclosed application and mail it back or type in the invitation number on the “Respond to a mail offer” section of Citi’s website.

Checking pre-qualifications is a simple and easy way to see which Citi cards you’re likely to be approved for without affecting your credit score.

So if you’re considering applying for a Citi credit card, be sure to check pre-qualifications first.

What are the benefits of being pre-selected?

The main benefit of being pre-selected for a Citi card is that you’re more likely to be approved for the card. This can save you time and effort in the application process, as well as increase your chances of getting approved for a card with great rewards and perks.

How to Apply for a Citi Card If You’re Pre-Qualified

If you’re pre-qualified for a credit card, it means you already meet some of the basic requirements for that particular card. For example, you might have a good credit score or income level. This doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be approved for the card, but it does improve your chances.

To apply for a Citi card, you’ll need to provide personal information like your name and address. Once the pre-qualification page is up and running again, you can also input your Social Security number to see if you qualify for any credit cards. Citi will then run a hard credit inquiry, which can temporarily lower your credit score by a few points.


We hope this article helped explain what to do if you’re trying to apply for a Citi card but can’t get pre-qualified at the moment. If you have any other questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below.

In short, checking pre-qualifications with Citi is a great way to see which cards you’re likely to be approved for without affecting your credit score. And if you are pre-qualified for a card, you can apply online or by mail. Good luck!

Do you have any other questions about Citi credit cards? Let us know in the comments below!

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Dhiraj Jha
Dhiraj Jha
As a personal finance and credit cards expert, I provide valuable insights and advice on budgeting, saving, investing, and debt management. I am also an expert on credit card rewards programs and help readers make informed decisions about which cards are right for them. My goal is to help people improve their financial literacy and make better financial choices.