PTA Mobile Registration Fee, Taxes & Verification

Are you looking for the authentic amount of the PTA mobile phone registration fee? In this article, you will be guided about the latest PTA mobile phone registration fee and the complete registration process. Moreover, you will be instructed about the registration fee modes of payment.

PTA ( Pakistan Telecommunication Authority) keeps track of all the registered and unregistered SIM/IMEI-based devices. Moreover, it blocks all the imported non-compliant devices operating in Pakistan. In addition, the period allowed for the registration of mobile phones is 60 days. Also, it is advised to register your device as early as possible.

PTA ( Pakistan Telecommunications Authority)

PTA stands for Pakistan Telecommunications Authority. It is the regulatory body responsible for the regulation of the telecommunication system of Pakistan. Moreover, PTA ( Pakistan Telecommunication Authority) has taken the initiative to monitor the status of all the SIM-based devices.

PTA ( Pakistan Telecommunications Authority) has launched a Device Identification Registration and blocking system a few years ago. In addition,  PTA and FBR ( Federal Board of Revenue) has jointly launched DIRBS ( Device Identification Registration and Blocking System) to stop the illegal trading of mobile phones.

DIRBS ( Device Identification Registration and Blocking System)

DIRBS stands for Device Identification Registration and Blocking System. It was established in 2018. Moreover, the purpose of establishing this system is to legally register all SIM-based devices and prevent the illegal smuggling of Mobile Phones. In addition, this system automatically detects the registered and unregistered devices.

Device Integration Registration and Blocking Systems have blocked thousands of non-compliant and stolen devices up till now. Additionally, this system has helped in identifying replica mobile phones. Moreover, it has encouraged the local manufacturing of mobile phones.

PTA Mobile Phone Registration Fee and Tax

PTA ( Pakistan Telecommunications Authority) registration fee depends on the price of the device you have imported. You can also use the PTA Tax Calculator to estimate the total mobile phone tax on a specific model.

  • Mobile Phone in US dollars = up to $30

       The tax rate in PKR= 130

  • Mobile Phone in US dollars = $ 30 to $ 100

        The tax rate in PKR= 200

  • Mobile Phone in US dollars = $ 100 to $ 200

       The tax rate in PKR= 1680

  • Mobile Phone in US dollars = $ 200 to $ 350

        The tax rate in PKR=  1740

  • Mobile Phone in US dollars = $ 350 to $ 500

        The tartrate in PKR= 5400

  • Mobile Phone in US dollars = $ 500 and above.

        The tax rate in PKR= 9270

PTA Mobile Phone Registration Fee

PTA allows you to bring one device free of cost. Moreover, according to the guideline of the Device Identification and blocking system, you can bring import only 5 devices in a year.

PTA Mobile Phone Registration via USSD

To register your Mobile phone via SMS, observe the following steps and follow them accordingly.

  1. Begin the registration process by dialing *8484#
  2. To register, select option 1
  3. Select option 1 if you are a citizen of Pakistan, and select option 2 if you are a foreigner
  4. Select option 1, If you are bringing your first SIM/IMEI-based device to Pakistan
  5. Now, enter passport number and CNIC number
  6. Respond with the number of SIM slots your device has
  7. Enter the IMEI number
  8. Now, by replying with 1, your registration process will be completed

PTA Mobile Phone Registration via Website

  1. Click on the website link
  2. Create your account.
  3. Enter the username and password, and log in to the account you have created.
  4. Now, you have to apply for COC. Fill the registration form by entering the IMEI number, contact number, Nationality, and other required information.
  5. Now, you have to enter the IMEI number and Contact number.
  6. You will be informed whether you have paid tax or not via text message.

PTA Mobile Phone Registration via Mobile Application

To register a mobile  phone under the Device Integration Registration and Blocking system, follow the following steps

  • Go to the App store
  • Search for the PTA official application
  • Download and install the application
  • Follow the simple instruction and enter the IMEI number.

What is the IMEI Number? and How to Check it?

IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity. It is the unique number given to a device for its identification.

You can check your device IMEI number by following ways

  • Dial *06#
  • You can find it printed on the box of your smartphone
  • You can also find it in the about section of your mobile phone.

Why is it Mandatory to Register your Mobile with the PTA?

PTA launched the Device Integration and Blocking system a few years ago to keep a record of all the complaints and non-compliant devices. It has been a few years now; it has become mandatory to register all of your SIM-based devices with the PTA. Moreover, if the mobile phone is not registered within 60 days of import, it will be blocked by the regulatory body.

What is the tax Amount of PTA?

Regulatory Duty

$1 to $30Rs. 180
$30 to $100Rs. 1800
$100 to $200Rs. 2700
$200 to $350Rs. 3600
$350 to $500Rs. 10500
$500 and aboveRs. 18500

Sales Tax

$1 to $ 30Rs 150
$30 to $100Rs. 1470
$100 to $200Rs. 1870
$200 to $350Rs. 1930
$350 to $500Rs. 6000
$500 and aboveRs. 10300

Withholding Tax

$1 to $ 30Rs. 70
$30 to $100Rs. Xx
$100 to $200Rs. 930
$200 to $350Rs. 970
$350 to $500Rs. 3000
$500 and aboveRs. 5200

Information Technology Duty: 9%

Mobile Levy

The Mobile levy depends on the price of the device.

Provincial Tax: 0.9%

Pay PTA Registration Fee via mobile Wallet, ATMs, and Bank Transfer

There are various modes of payment of registration free. You can pay the PTA registration fee through any mobile wallet service such as Jazz Cash and Easypaisa. Moreover, you can also pay the registration fee online and bank transfer of any commercial bank of Pakistan.

Update on PTA ( Pakistan Telecommunication Authority) Tax Rates

Muzzamil Ali ( spokesperson of Pakistan’s finance minister) has announced that the tax rates will increase. Moreover, due to inflation, the value of the rupee has devalued, which is why the prices of mobile phones are increasing.

The tax rates are already high, and they should not increase. Moreover, the government should take steps to start local manufacturing or mobile phones to decrease the tax rates.

Final Words

PTA ( Pakistan Telecommunication Authority) is responsible for the SIM-based of the telecommunication system of Pakistan. Moreover, PTA ( Pakistan Telecommunications Authority) launched the Device Integration Registration and Blocking system to ensure that only legally imported devices are used.

You can register your device via Mobile Phone, online and mobile applications. Also, the tax rate will be higher on expensive devices and lower on cheaper devices. Moreover, the PTA registration fee could be paid via bank transfer, Easypaisa, and credit card. For more information, you can visit