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How to apply for Safaricom Paybill, short-term Paybill number

Safaricom’s Lipa na M-pesa is a service that allows organizations to collect money from their customers on a regular basis via M-pesa.

Benefits of Lipa na M-pesa is that the payments are easily done with no time limitations.

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It also allows users to transact at low costs as it is easy to disburse funds collected and pay for other services.

You will be required to have the following before registering for paybill number.

  • Your national identification card, thus Passport, National ID, Military ID, Alien ID.
  • Filled and signed M-Pesa PayBill application form.
  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) PIN certificate.
  • Your bank details or canceled cheque.
  • For an online business, you need to indicate a link or approved documentation of your business.
  • For individuals with rental business, you need a copy of allotment letter or lease document.

How to register for M-PESA Paybill

  • Visit Safaricom’s Lipa na M-PESA Portal
  • Indicate that you are applying for a short-term Paybill number
  • Select the purpose of the paybill number.
  • Subject to the purpose of the Paybill, certain documents will be required
  • Proceed to register, select the period you will require the PayBill number between 1 month and 6 months
  • Fill in your personal details on the online form, i.e bank details
  • You will be required to validate your identity via a verification code sent on your phone
  • Attach the required documents

    Applications take around 24 hours to be approved.

How To Apply For Lipa Na M-Pesa Short Term Paybill Number

A short term Paybill number gives access to users to fundraise funds for short term needs. The need in example might be, Funerals, Weddings, School Fees, Medical bull, Charity etc and you will be required to provide documentation for proof.

The short term Paybill number lasts for only six months. If it gets deactivated, you can easily cash out via USSD *234*4# to your linked bank account.

Go to the Mpesa Short Term Paybill website

Clickon the Apply Now button.

You must select “Short Term Paybill”.

Under the categories, select the Short Term Paybill that suits your business (Medical Fund, Education, Funeral Fund, Wedding Fund, and Charity).

When you click on the link, the requirements for application will appear.

If you have all the requirements ready, then click on the “Apply” button at the bottom-right corner.

Fill the paybill form with all the information you must provide.

Your Short Term Paybill application details will be verified.

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Upload all necessary attachments.

Complete the paybill application.

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