Adding a plastic Suica Commuter card to Apple Pay is just as easy as a regular Suica. You can also renew the commuter plan right in Wallet without a trip to Suica App. However you need to be careful of the 14 day Commute Plan renewal window.
Suica commute plan is good for 1-3-6 month renewable periods that you choose when renewing the plan in Wallet. You must renew a commuter plan in the 14 day renewal window before the expiration date:
If you miss the renewal window and go past the expiration date, you can no longer renew the commute plan in Wallet. Another Wallet limitation is that you cannot change the commute route of the commute plan. Renewing an expired commute plan or changing the commute route requires Suica App and a Mobile Suica ID.
To renew a commute plan past the expiration date, or to purchase a Suica Commute Plan for the first time, use Suica App and do the following:
- Be signed in with your Mobile Suica ID. In Suica App tap Purchase/Suica Settings
- Tap Commute Plan > Tap New
- To renew a previous plan> tap New Plan from Previous Route > choose 1-3-6 month validity and the start date. The last step is purchase with Apple Pay
- To purchase a new plan > tap New and follow the additional steps explained in Suica App/Commute Plan Purchase to create a new plan or change the commute plan route
Once complete your Apple Pay Suica Commute Plan is ready to go. It is not a new Suica card, it is the same Suica card with a new Commute Plan and validity period.