In the Varo app, tap Move Money > Deposit a Check. For instructions on how to deposit an Economic Impact Payment Check, click here.
Before you start, it’s best to confirm:
- Your check meets our requirements. See: What types of checks can I deposit? Most importantly, non-government checks need to be made out to only you. We can’t accept non-government paper checks made out to you and another person. We can accept certain government checks made out to you and another person (for example, tax refunds for jointly filed returns), but the check must be endorsed by all payees.
- The amount of the check isn’t higher than the limit shown on the screen. For more information, see Are there limits for mobile check deposit?
- You won’t need your check deposit before it will be available. See: When will my check deposit be available in my Bank Account? If you need the money instantly, you may consider using an instant check cashing service (most will charge a fee), then deposit the money to your Varo Bank Account.
When you’re ready to deposit your check:
- Endorse the check:
- Sign the back. If you are depositing a government check made out to multiple payees, be sure to have all parties sign.
- Write “For Mobile Deposit Only at Varo” below your signature. Make sure to use ink, not a pencil.
- Follow the steps in the app to take photos of the front and back of the check.
- When you’re done, review the confirmation screen. If everything looks good, tap “Submit”.
- You will immediately receive an email with the subject line “We received your mobile deposit”.
- When we’re done reviewing the check, we’ll send you another email telling you if your check was approved. If it was, you’ll also get a schedule of when your deposit will be available. See When will my check deposit be available in my Bank Account?
- Keep the check for 60 days, according to the Varo Bank Account Agreement.
- Check the status of your deposit in the app by tapping Move Money > Deposit a Check > History (top right). Then tap the deposit you’re checking on.
We're working to make mobile check deposit available to everyone. If you have a check to deposit and don't see "Deposit a check" in the Move Money tab of your app, please contact us for assistance.