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How to Register Mobile in PTA online in 2022

How to register mobile in PTA online in 2022

How to register mobile in PTA online in 2022. If you are using a mobile device that is not approved by PTA then it is alarming for you that your device will be blocked for this reason. Even if you purchase a new mobile then you have to check the stamp on the mobile is it PTA-approved or not. On the purchase of a used mobile phone you also have to check that is it PTA-approved or not.

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Imported mobile devices both new and second-hand, cannot be used in Pakistan on local mobile networks unless these are approved by PTA.

The purpose of registration of mobile devices with PTA is to control by the Government and also to avoid the smuggling of mobile devices.

Is PTA Mobile Registration free?

  • Overseas Pakistanis can register their mobile devices online.
  • Mobile registration will be free of all charges, with No TAX.
  • Previously, overseas Pakistani citizens can use one phone for two months in Pakistan, however, the new temporary mobile registration will allow them to use one phone for a period of up to 120 days without any TAX.
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PTA Mobile Registration for Overseas

Under the new mechanism, mobile devices shall be allowed to work for up to 120 days without payment of any taxes and duties. The overseas applicant will apply for ‘temporary registration’ by entering their particulars and device IMEIs via PTA’s Device Identification Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS).

PTA will connect this system with FIA’s Integrated Border Management System (IBMS) for passport number validation as well as with mobile operators for validation of mobile number SIM belonging to the applicant.

How much does PTA Registration Cost?

PTA tax on mobile phones and PTA tax calculator. How to register mobile in PTA online in 2022.

PTA Tax Calculator

Rates/slabs of PTA tax are given here according to the value of the phone. The value of mobile phones may vary according to dollar rate fluctuation.

We are giving a list of PTA tax rates to determine the approximate PTA tax on mobile phone imports in Pakistan.

Mobile Phones PTA Tax Calculator (Passport)

Mobile Phone Value in USDPTA Tax in Pak Rupees (PKR)
$1 to $30Rs. 430
$31 to $100Rs. 3200
$101 to $200Rs. 9580
$201 to $350Rs. 12200 + 17% Sales Tax Ad Valorem
$351 to $500Rs. 17800 + 17% Sales Tax Ad Valorem
$501 and aboveRs. 36870 + 17% Sales Tax Ad Valorem

Mobile Phones PTA Tax Calculator (CNIC)

Mobile Phone Value in USDPTA Tax in Pak Rupees (PKR)
$1 to $30Rs. 550
$31 to $100Rs. 4323
$101 to $200Rs. 11561
$201 to $350Rs. 14661 + 17% Sales Tax Ad Valorem
$351 to $500Rs. 23420 + 17% Sales Tax Ad Valorem
$501 and aboveRs. 37007 + 17% Sales Tax Ad Valorem

How Can I Register my Phone with PTA 2022?

If you want to check that your mobile device is registered with PTA or not then you just need to send a message to 8484 (a shortcode used by PTA).

  • Type the IMEI of your mobile phone in the message
  • and send it to 8484.
  • You will receive a message from 8484
  • that whether your mobile is PTA approved or not.
  • You can also use the PTA registration check website that is dirbs.pta.gov.pk to know the status of your mobile phone registration.
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After sending the message to 8484 you can receive one of the following messages from PTA.

  • The device IMEI is compliant (PTA approved). It means that the device is registered with PTA.
  • The device IMEI is non-compliant but you can still use network services. You can simply resolve this issue by sending an SMS or making a phone call.
  • The device IMEI is blocked. If you receive such a message then it means that your mobile is blocked by PTA and you cannot use it in Pakistan. You will have to pay the taxes to use it.

If you get a blocked IMEI message then you will have to register your mobile phone. This can be done by using the following three methods.

Registration of Mobile Device with PTA Via USSD code

Follow the steps to register your phone via *8484#.

  1. Dial *8484# from your mobile phone.
  2. Press 1 for mobile registration.
  3. Reply with 1 if you are a citizen of Pakistan and reply with 2 if you are a foreigner.
  4. Again, reply with 1 if it is your first device. The first device will be registered free of cost.
  5. Enter your passport number and CNIC.
  6. Now provide the number of SIM slots your mobile has.
  7. Enter the IMEI number of your mobile. Provide both IMEI’s in case of a dual SIM phone.
  8. Reply with 1 to complete the registration request.
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If the particulars that you provided are correct, a confirmation message from 8484 will be received. If the particulars are not correct then you will have to repeat these steps with the correct credentials.

Registration of Mobile Device with PTA Via DIRBS

To register your mobile phone via DIRBS, consider the following steps.

  1. Go to https://dirbs.pta.gov.pk
  2. Log in to your account. If you do not have one then make an account.
  3. When you try to make an account, you will see a form. Provide all the credentials required to complete the form.
  4. Then select purpose (personal/individual for mobile/tablets) and then select user type (local/foreigner)
  5. Now provide the personal details i.e. email, passport number, phone number, and, residential address to finish the signup.
  6. You will receive a confirmation link through email. Click on it to confirm your account.
  7. Now sign in to your account. Now you will see a declaration window and you will also see the ‘individual COC’ option. Click on ‘apply for COC’.
  8. Provide the IMEI number and your contact number.
  9. Then you will get a message from PTA whether you have to pay the tax for your phone or not.
  10. If you want to track the status of your application, click on ‘my application’

Registration of Mobile Device with PTA Via Mobile Application

  1. Download the PTA App from the google play store by clicking the link.
  2. Open the App when installed.
  3. Enter your IMEI number and follow the instructions.

What is DIRBS?

A mobile registration system, known as Device Identification Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS), was introduced in 2018 to ensure that only legal devices are being used in the country over mobile networks. This is a mobile device eco-system that also helps the users in mobile registration, identification, and, blocking.

How to Check IMEI Number of Mobile Phone?

You can check the IMEI number of your mobile phone by any of these methods.

  1. Type *#06# on your mobile phone’s dialer. A pop-up screen will show on which you can find the IMEI number of your phone.
  2. You can also check it from the ‘About phone’ section from the mobile settings.
  3. You can find it on your mobile phone’s box.
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