How to Verify SIM Card Registration on Airtel, MTN, Africell, UTL, Lycamobile

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In 2017, the government of Uganda through the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) directed all telecom providers and their subscribers to verify SIM registration against the National Identification & Registration Authority (NIRA) database. SIM cards can only be activated after NIRA verification.

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The mandatory SIM card registration requires all customers to present an original national ID for Ugandans, valid passport for foreigners and refugee ID for refugees. UCC introduced a short code 197 to enable subscribers to check their registration status and check ID number.

This article will help you with a step by step guide on how to check whether your SIM card is registered.

How to verify SIM card Registration on MTN

  • Open phone app.
  • Dial *197#, then OK.
  • Select 1, Check Registration Status.
  • Your registration status will display on your phone.

OR

  • Dial *160#, then OK.
  • Select 7, My account.
  • Choose 4, Registration Status.
  • Select 1, Customer Registration Status.
  • Your registration status will display on your phone.

To avoid the long procedure, you can use a combined USSD code of *197*1# or *160*7*4*1# then OK to quickly check if your Sim card is registered with NIRA.

How to verify SIM card Registration on Airtel

  • Launch the phone app on your mobile phone.
  • Dial *197#, the OK.
  • Select 1, Check Registration.
  • Registration status message will be sent to your phone immediately.

OR

  • Dial *100#, the OK.
  • Select 7, My account.
  • Select 8, More.
  • Select 2, Registration Status.
  • Choose 1, Check Registration Status.
  • Your registration status will display on your screen.

If you are too lazy to follow the above prompts, use a combined USSD code of *197*1# or *100*7*8*2*1# then OK to directly check your registration status.

How to verify SIM card Registration on Africell

  • Launch your phone app.
  • Dial *197#, then OK.
  • Select option 1, Registration status.
  • Your registration status message will display on the screen.

How to verify SIM card Registration on UTL

  • Launch your phone app.
  • Dial *197#, then OK.
  • Select option 1, Registration status.
  • Your registration status message will display on the screen.

How to verify SIM card Registration on Lycamobile

  • Launch your phone app.
  • Dial *197#, then OK.
  • Select option 1, Registration status.
  • Your registration status message will display on the screen.

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