How Do I Apply for an MSB License?

An MSB license is required for the following license types:  Check Cashers, Money Transmitters, and Seller of Payment Instruments.  Any additional Georgia office location outside of the check casher’s main office does not require a separate license, but it does require branch approval.  Branches fall under the company’s check casher license.

APPLICATION and REQUIREMENTS

All MSB license applications must be made through the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System & Registry (NMLS).  Click HERE to access NMLS. 

Click HERE to access the GA MSB License Requirements Checklists in NMLS for more details on the license requirements and what activities can be conducted under each license type.

NEW APPLICATION FEES

Check Casher - $550 plus additional NMLS fees

Money Transmitter - $1150 plus additional NMLS fees

Seller of Payment Instruments - $2150 plus additional NMLS fees

Check Casher Branch - $30 plus additional NMLS fees (Please note that check casher branches do not have a separate license, but still require Department approval if located in Georgia.  Branches fall under the company’s license.)