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How to Get an Mpesa Till Number in Kenya 2019

by Victor Matara

Getting a Mpesa Till number as a business can help a lot in payment collection.This is part of Buy Goods and Services by Mpesa whereby your customers can easily and conveniently pay in a safe way. Besides safety and convenience, having a Mpesa Till number will guarantee better sales records for your business. Below, we have highlighted the requirements you must meet before applying for a till number.

Application for  Mpesa Till Number as an Individual requirements

1. Duly filled and signed application form and Terms and conditions. ( Download the application form here)
2. National Id
3. Daily receipts (Current 1 Week)
4. KRA Pin (Not Mandatory)
5. Mpesa Registered line to be indicated on the Application form

Application for  Mpesa Till Number as Sole Proprietor Requirements 

1. Duly filled and signed application form and Terms and conditions  ( Download the application form here)
2. Copy of Business Registration/or Business Permit
3. Individual or company KRA Pin (Not Mandatory)
4. Copy of Identification Documents of Persons Opening the account i.e.Copy
of the National ID/ Military Service Number (Passport/Alien Certificate for
Foreign Nationals).
5. Copy of Utility Bill or Business Photo to confirm the existence of the Business
6. Canceled cheque or letter from Bank confirming Bank details

 Application for  Mpesa Till Number as a Limited Liability Company Requirements 

1. Duly filled and signed application form and Terms and conditions ( Download the application form here)
2. A stamped copy of the certificate of incorporation
3. Original stamped /or company sealed Board Resolution on company letterhead
signed by at least two directors within 30 days stating:
a. Authority to open a Buy goods account or Transact business on
behalf of the company
b. Appointed persons having a signatory authority and provide copies of
their identification documents
c. Bank details
d. Nominated Safaricom Number to initiate fund withdrawal of funds
on behalf of the company(not mandatory)
4. KRA pin certificate ( for company and Directors)
5. Copy of CR12 –WITH VALIDITY PERIOD OF 30 DAYS/or Annual Returns with
filing receipt
6. Copy of Utility Bill or Business Photo to confirm the existence of the Business
7. Copy of Identification Documents of Persons Opening the account i.e.Copy
of the National ID/ Military Service Number (Passport/Alien Certificate for
Foreign Nationals).
8. Canceled cheque or letter from Bank confirming Bank details

Application for Mpesa Till Number as an NGO Requirements

1. Duly filled and signed application form and Terms and conditions ( Download the application form here)
2. Copy of Certificate of Registration
3. Signed Letter on letterhead from the NGO Board confirming Registration
and existence including officials.
4. Original Stamped /or company seal board resolution on NGO letterhead
signed by at least two directors(Committee) within 30 days stating :

  •  Authority to open a Buy goods account or Transact business on
    behalf of the NGO
  •  Appointed persons having a signatory authority and provide copies of
    their identification documents
  •  Bank details
  • Nominated Safaricom Number to initiate fund withdrawal on behalf of the NGO (not mandatory)

5. Copy of Identification Documents of Directors i.e Copy of the National ID/
Military Service Number (Passport/Alien Certificate for Foreign Nationals).
6. Canceled cheque or letter from Bank confirming Bank details.

Application for Mpesa Till Number as a Partnership ( Includes firms such as Advocates and accountants) Requirements 

1. Duly filled and signed application form and Terms and conditions ( Download the application form here)
2. Copy of Partnership Deed /OR Affidavit
3. Copy of Certificate of Registration/or Business Permit
4. Individual or company KRA Pin (Not Mandatory)
5. Copy of Identification Documents of Persons Opening the account i.e.Copy
of the National ID/ Military Service Number (Passport/Alien Certificate for
Foreign Nationals)
6. Copy of Utility Bill or Business Photo to confirm the existence of the Business
7. Signed Letter from the partners (on company letterhead) indicating:
a. Authority of the branch to open a Buy goods account or Transact
business on behalf of the church
b. Appointed persons having the signatory authority and provide copies
of their identification documents
c. Bank details
d. Nominated Safaricom Number to initiate fund withdrawal on
behalf of the church(not mandatory)
8. Canceled cheque or letter from Bank confirming Bank details

Application for Mpesa Till Number as a Church Requirements

1. Duly filled and signed application form & Terms and conditions  ( Download the application form here)
2. Copy of Certificate of Registration
3. Letter from the headquarters of the church signed by at least 2 church
officials introducing :
a. Authority of the branch to open a Buy goods account or Transact
business on behalf of the church
b. Appointed persons having the signatory authority and provide copies
of their identification documents
c. Bank details
d. Nominated Safaricom Number to initiate fund withdrawal on
behalf of the church(not mandatory)
4. Verification of existence of the church by providing church photo /or copy
of a utility bill
5. Copy of Identification Documents used by Signatory Officials i.e Copy of the
National ID/ Military Service Number (Passport/Alien Certificate for Foreign
Nationals).
6.Canceled cheque or letter from Bank confirming Bank details

Application for Mpesa Till Number as a Sacco or Cooperative Society Requirements 

1. Duly filled and signed application form and Terms and conditions  ( Download the application form here)
2. Copy of Certificate of Registration as a cooperative society
3. Signed Letter from SASRA confirm Sacco Registration on letter head
4. Original Stamped committee board resolution on company letter head
signed by at least two directors within 30 days stating :

a. Authority of the branch to open a Buy goods account or Transact
business on behalf of the church
b. Appointed persons having the signatory authority and provide copies
of their identification documents
c. Bank details
d. Nominated Safaricom Number to initiate fund withdrawal on
behalf of the church(not mandatory)
5. Copy of Identification Documents of signatory officials i.e. Copy of the
National ID/ Military Service Number (Passport/Alien Certificate for Foreign
Nationals).
6. Canceled cheque or letter from Bank confirming Bank details

Application for Mpesa Till Number as a Devolved Government Requirements

1. Duly filled and signed application form and Terms and conditions ( Download the application form here)
2. Letter from the County Committee Executive signed by at least 2 officials
stating:
a. Authority of the branch to open a Buy goods account or Transact
business on behalf of the church
b. Appointed persons having the signatory authority and provide copies
of their identification documents
c. Bank details
d. Nominated Safaricom Number to initiate fund withdrawal on
behalf of the church(not mandatory)
3. A letter from the County Accountant confirming the request to open the
account
4. Copy of Identification Documents of signatory officials i.e. Copy of National
Id/Military Number/Passport/Allien Id
5. Canceled cheque or letter from Bank confirming Bank details

Application for Mpesa Till Number as a Financial Institution i.e Banks  Requirements 

1. Duly filled and signed application form and Terms and conditions  ( Download the application form here)
2. A certified copy of the Certificate of Incorporation
3. Copy of CR12 –Validity period of 30 days
4. Original Stamped /or company seal board resolution on company letterhead
signed by at least two directors within 30 days stating :
a. Authority of the branch to open a Buy goods account or Transact
business on behalf of the church
b. Appointed persons having the signatory authority and provide copies
of their identification documents
c. Bank details
d. Nominated Safaricom Number to initiate fund withdrawal on
behalf of the church(not mandatory)
5. Kenya Revenue Authority PIN Certificate(company and directors)
6. Copy of identification documents used by the Directors. e the National ID/
Military Service Number (Passport/Alien Certificate for Foreign Nationals
7. A certified copy of the Financial Institution’s Annual license from the
authorizing authority.
8. Canceled cheque or letter from Bank confirming Bank detail
9. Completion of SAFARICOM AML/KYC questionnaire.

Submit the duly signed and completed application form plus the relevant documents to your nearest Safaricom Shop. It’s absolutely free. It takes 48 working hours to process an Mpesa till number if all the relevant documents are provided.

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