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How to apply for Safaricom Lipa Na Mpesa Till Number

Safaricom’s Lipa na M-pesa is a free service that enables business owners to collect sales payments and use directly to perform other business transactions.

Business owners, individuals, sole proprietors etc can use the till number to;

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  • Receive payments from other businesses or customers
  • Pay businesses or customers
  • Withdraw funds from banks, Mpesa agents, or to your Mpesa account
  • Sell airtime using the funds you collect and earn commission.

Process of applying for Mpesa Business Till Number

  • Open the Safaricom Self Onboarding portal: https://m-pesaforbusiness.co.ke
  • Click Apply Now on the portal
  • Choose a product; M-PESA Business Till (Buy Goods Till), or Short Term Paybill
  • Pick if; individual, sole proprietor, or limited liability company
  • You will receive the till number and store number by SMS
  • Download the Lipa Na Mpesa sticker from the same Self Onboarding portal
  • Activate the Business till by dialing *234#
  • Change PIN and begin transacting

    You will automatically begin receiving payment notifications made to the till on the nominated number.

How to apply as an individual

You will require;

  • Copy of National ID – Back
  • Copy of National ID – Front

How to apply as Sole Proprietor

You will require;

  • Copy of Cancelled cheque or letter from bank stating bank details as per certificate of registration
  • Copy of Certificate of Registration or Business Permit No.
  • Copy of Individual KRA PIN Certificate
  • Copy of National ID – Back
  • Copy of National ID – Front

How to apply as Limited Liability Company

  • Annual Returns with filling receipt

    Canceled cheque or letter from the bank stating company bank details

  • Company KRA PIN Certificate
  • Copy of Certificate of Incorporation
  • Copy of CR12 – Validity of 90 days (3 months) or recent
  • Copy of directors’ National ID or Passport – Back
  • Copy of directors’ National ID or Passport – Front
  • Filled, stamped or sealed resolution letter signed by Directors of the company
  • Kenyan Director KRA PIN Certificate

Safaricom also allows its users to apply for Short term use of the Lipa na M-pesa for services like fundraising for medical bills, funerals, weddings, education, charity, and other emergencies.

How to apply for Medical fundraiser till number

You will require;

  • Certified documents (Hospital admission form)
  • Copy of ID of Applicant
  • If minor, attach birth certificate/affidavit
  • Letter from the bank or canceled cheque

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How to apply for education till number

You will require;

  • Copy of ID of Applicant
  • Institution admission letter
  • Letter from the bank or canceled cheque

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