Citibank Individually Billed Corporate Travel Card

Citibank Individually Billed Corporate Travel Card (IBT)
IBT State of Texas Travel Cards

  • IBT cards are the preferred method of payment for individual employee travel
  • Allows the Traveler to keep UNT Business Travel expenses separate from personal funds
  • IBT cards work as a personal credit card and are issued in Traveler’s Name
  • Applying for a IBT Card does not affect the Traveler’s personal credit report
  • IBT card converts Foreign currency travel expenses automatically to USD

Employees at University of North Texas, UNT Health Science Center, UNT Dallas and UNT System Administration who travel regularly are encouraged to apply for the Citibank individually billed corporate travel card (IBT).  The IBT card works just like a personal credit card, is issued in the travelers’ name, and the credit card bill is mailed directly to the Traveler’s home address. The traveler pays their bill with reimbursement on a travel voucher.

Please note: The only way to apply for the card is online.

  1. Go to: https://home.cards.citidirect.com/CommercialCard/Cards.html. Link will open in a new window.
  2. Click on ‘Apply for card’  Screenshot of https://home.cards.citidirect.com/CommercialCard/ux/index.html#/login
  3. Select 'Invitation Passcode' and then click 'Continue'.   Screenshot of https://home.cards.citidirect.com/CommercialCard/ux/index.html#/applyforcard?locale=en
  4. The application process is a four screen process.
  5. The passcode for all employees is 'UNTDS' and the inviter's email address is cory.ward@untsystem.edu.
  6. You must fill out all of the required information, as indicated by an Asterisk: *. The address in the Contact Information should be your home address.
  7. Submit the application for approval.

Once the application is submitted, it will be routed to the UNT System Travel Department for approval. During this step, the staff will verify employment and set the credit limit on the card. The application is then sent to Citibank for final approval. It takes Citibank 5-7 days to process the application. If the application is denied, Citibank will contact the UNT System Travel Department and the cardholder will be notified.
The card will be mailed to the home address indicated on the application. The cardholder will need to call Citibank customer service to activate the card. There will be a sticker on the card with instructions.
The monthly bills will be sent to the home address. It is important to make sure the cardholder turns in any travel reimbursement vouchers in a timely manner in order to receive the reimbursement in time to pay the monthly bill. Many times airfare purchases take place months before a trip occurs for the lower price airfare options. You can be reimbursed for this expense, and other expenses that occur prior to the trip such as hotel deposit, at the time of purchase once a voucher is submitted.

For any questions, please email us at travel@untsystem.edu, or call 940.369.5500/Toll-Free: 855.868.4357.