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You can Self-RICA your MTN SIM online from anywhere even at home. To complete this process, you will need to use the official MTN app. The MTN app is available for download on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store for Android and iPhone users, respectively. It is completely free to register, and your SIM may take up to 24 hours to be activated as a result of RICA registration.

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MTN Self SIM RICA Required Documents

The following is the documentation you’ll need to register your MTN South Africa SIM card online:


  1. Download the MTN App from the Google Play Store if you’re an Android user or download the MTN App from the Apple App Store if you are an iPhone user
  2. Close the welcome screen, open the MTN app and tap continue
  3. Select “RICA my SIM” from the drop-down menu.
  4. Tap “Get Started” at the bottom of your screen. It is not necessary to create an account.
  5. Follow the steps below and give all of the requested details:
    MTN SIM card number
    A photocopy of your driver’s license and evidence of residency
    The holder of the ID takes a selfie.

To check the RICA Status of your SIM Card, MTN subscribers can dial *131*4# and you will receive a message stating whether the number is registered for RICA.

Your RICA application will be examined once you’ve submitted your information. Your MTN SIM card will be validated within the next 24 hours provided all given information was verified to be correct.

RICA Helpdesk Contact Details

RICA Helpdesk contact number: 083 123 RICA (i.e. 083 123 7422). This is a free call from any MTN cell phone.

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