This post reveals how to register a number in Uganda if your national id fingerprint is not detected.
Registering Sim Cards in Uganda requires one to have a National ID. This applies to all network service providers, MTN, Airtel, etc. Verifying your National ID details, the person registering you has to scan your fingerprint to make sure that you are the one actually registering.
Now, there are plenty of reasons why the fingerprint scanner may not detect your fingerprint.
- The first reason that could come to mind is that the fingerprint scanner is faulty.
- Secondly, it could be your fault. There are some people who do physical work with their hands—for instance, builders. Such work causes friction between the hands, fingers, and the materials regularly worked with.
As a result, your fingerprints may fade, get scraped away, etc, and the fingerprint scanner may not read your prints. Whichever reason it may be, you have to register your number. How do you do this? Read on to find out.
How to register a number in Uganda if your national id fingerprint is not detected
By using the NIRA letter.
The NIRA letter is a confirmation of information letter that can aid you in many transactions in the absence of a physical National ID. All you need is your National Identification Number (NIN). You can process one from NIRA’s website.
This letter also works in place of an ID when one requires a swap, for a number that was previously registered using the original ID.
Additionally, the NIRA letter can also be used to register a number in Uganda if one’s fingerprint is not detected. In this case, the original ID is also required.
You can register your number even if your fingerprint is not detected using a NIRA letter. This alternative is a lifesaver for those whose prints are not detectable. And also places where the fingerprint scanners are faulty.
Let us know in the comments if you have ever registered your number without your fingerprint being detected.