Send to MTN Mobile Money accounts in Uganda

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MTN Mobile Money, Uganda

Make a fast, convenient and secure transfer to MTN Mobile Money accounts in Uganda and the funds will be credited instantly.

  • Your recipient must have a registered and active MTN Mobile Money account
  • You’ll need their Mobile Money account number to complete the transfer

How do I activate my MTN Uganda Mobile Money account?

MTN Mobile Money is an electronic wallet service that allows you to send and receive money anywhere in Uganda using your mobile phone. All you need is an MTN smartphone or basic feature phone to activate your MTN Mobile Money account.

The first step is to do a SIM swap to upgrade your SIM card to one that is Mobile Money enabled. You can do that by visiting any authorised MTN Mobile Money agent. The agent will take you through the free registration process and ask you to complete a registration form. They’ll also want to see some identification, so take a photocopy of one of the following with you:

  • Passport
  • Driver’s Licence
  • Company ID
  • Government ID
  • Tax Certificate
  • LC Certificate
  • Voter’s Card

You’ll then be sent an SMS asking you to complete the registration process and choose your four-digit pin code. Your account will then open with a balance of 0 Ugandan Shillings (UGX). 

Can I receive MTN Mobile Money from abroad?

Yes. With WorldRemit, you can receive money from over 50 countries into your MTN Mobile Money wallet. That includes the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and many more. The funds will be credited to your Mobile Money account instantly and you and the sender will receive SMS notifications to confirm that the funds are available.

How can I send to a MTN Mobile Money account?

Sending funds to an MTN Mobile Money account in Uganda is easy. All you need is the Mobile Money account number and mobile phone number of the person you want to send the money to. You should also check that their account is registered and active.

You can then use the blue ‘Send to’ box on this page to:

  1. Select the ‘Mobile Money Transfer’ service
  2. Enter the transfer amount
  3. Sign in or create an account if you haven’t already done so
  4. Pick from a list of people you’ve sent to before or add the details of a new recipient
  5. Choose your payment method and pay online

We’ll send you and your recipient SMS alerts to let you know when the funds have been credited.

Which is the best money transfer app?

The fastest and most efficient way to send money to an MTN Mobile Money account in Uganda is via the WorldRemit app. You can download the WorldRemit app for free on Android and iOS. If you enter the promo code 3FREE when you come to pay, there won’t be any fees for your first three MTN Mobile Money transfers.


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