The controversy surrounding this new SIM card registration exercise is insurmountable but nonetheless, Telecoms are finding better ways of getting people to register so as to beat the Thursday 20th deadline set by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC). Airtel Uganda has now added another option of submitting one’s registration details for validation besides using the *197# USSD code prompts.
This new online option not only allows you to use both your National ID in order to validate your details.
This portal allows Airtel customers to download a (Know Your Costumer) KYC form which they fill, upload back together with photocopies of the National ID or passports and a passport sized photos and they can also email the details to have their numbers registered.
Below are the steps on how to submit details needed to verify your Airtel sim card details
Step 1: Download the sim card registration form (The form is available on the Airtel website)
Step 2: Fill the form and sign
Step 3: Upload back the filled form or send it to KYC email email@example.com with the following
- Filled in KYC form
- Photocopy of the ID (KYC form has the accepted type of identification)
- Passport size photo
All the above can be uploaded here together with one’s Airtel number and then submitted for validation.
Its is advisable that you first check your registration status using the *197# code and only take this procedure if your verification details are lacking or if you’re prompted that you’re not registered.