How to Register your Mobile Phone Online with PTA

PTA has launched an online Mobile Phone Registration System to facilitate travelers; overseas Pakistanis and foreign visitors so they can easily register their mobile devices to be used in Pakistan. PTA has developed the Device Registration System (DRS) and Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS).  This is basically an attempt of the government to control the influx of smuggled mobile devices through a system called 'DIRBS' and to ensure that the IMEI number of all devices used in Pakistan are "PTA approved and compliant". This system will ensure the use of only legal devices on mobile networks in Pakistan.
Tax policy for mobile phones for foreign visitors and travelers returning to Pakistan has been announced. Now, international travelers can bring phones in their luggage and they don’t need to declare it on the airport as they can now pay duties and taxes online. An international traveler can avail duty/ tax exemption on one mobile device in a calendar year. International travelers can register their mobile device within 60 days of their arrival in Pakistan. 
How to Register your Mobile Phone Online with PTA
For the people who are confused about how to register their mobile phones online with PTA, we've put together this brief post to help them understand the process.

Check the status of your Mobile

To check the status of your mobile device, kindly dial *#06# from the dialer of mobile device, after receiving each 15 digit IMEI number (dual SIM), send each 15 digit IMEI number via SMS to short code 8484. The status of the mobile device can also be checked via PTA website.

20-05-2019: PTA has started *8484# short code service for mobile device registration. Dial *8484# from your mobile keypad. and you will see the following options to select:

  1. Register mobile device
  2. Track registration status
  3. Delete registration request
  4. Mobile device count registered with your CNIC
  5. Check your device status
It's mean that you can not only register or track status of your registration request but you can also check total devices registered with your CNIC.

How many Mobile Devices are allowed to bring in Pakistan

Each person (either overseas Pakistani or foreign visitor) is allowed to bring in one mobile duty-free and a total of five mobiles every year. However, if they bring five phones then they have to pay duty on the four extra mobiles.

Every Traveler can Register 01 Mobile Device without any Duty Charges 

Only one device per passport is allowed duty-free and the remaining devices have to be paid duty on. Under customs regulations, every passenger flying into Pakistan is allowed to register one mobile device without any duty charges. Therefore, a family of four people can bring in four devices without having to pay any taxes.
International travelers can register their mobile device within 60 days of their arrival in Pakistan. After the due date, registration of such mobile phones will be subject to an additional penalty.
Update: FBR has withdrew this facility of allowing to import one duty and tax free mobile to the incoming international passengers.

You don't have to register or pay any duty charges on mobile devices: 

  • that will be used on roaming (i.e. used with a foreign SIM card). 
  • that will be used in Pakistan with a local SIM for less than 30 days. 
  • that you have purchased earlier from Pakistan. Such devices are already registered. 

How to Register Mobile Phones purchased from Online Stores and shipped through Courier or Postal Service

All mobile phones which are imported by an individual through online websites and shipped via postal service or courier will be released on production of Certificate of Compliance (CoC) issued by the PTA. The applicant can apply for the CoC to the customs authorities. On receipt of the declaration, the Customs authorities will verify the particulars and process the declaration under the PTA module for issuance of online CoC. PTA will issue a system generated CoC accordingly. Upon issuance of CoC, the applicant will deposit the customs’ assessed duty/taxes and the device will be released. In the case of non-issuance of CoC, the customs authorities can take further action as per law.

How to Register your Mobile through PTA’s DIRBS Online Portal?

1) Visit to open PTA’s Device Registration Portal and create an account.
2) Select the purpose and user type (Pakistani or Foreigner).
3) Fill the other fields including name, phone number, email, postal address, and CNIC or passport number.
4) You will receive a confirmation email. Click on the confirmation link and log in.
5) In the Declaration window, Click on the “Apply for COC” under “Individual COC”.
6) Now IMEI window will appear. Enter the phone number and IMEI of your device. Dial *#06# from your phone to check IMEI number.
7) Now you will receive an SMS on your mobile number. This SMS will show if tax to be paid or not and what is the procedure to pay tax (if applicable). 
You can track the status of your application by clicking on my Application.

How to Pay Duty and Taxes Online for Registering Mobile Phone?

If someone has brought more than one mobile phone, the DRS system will electronically generate a payment ID for payment of duty and taxes. You can make this payment via online banking, mobile banking and through ATMs.

After registration of IMEI and payment of duty/taxes, the mobile device will be white-listed on PTA’s DIRBS system. 
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Applicable Duty/ Tax Calculator on Import of Mobile Handsets

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Sales Tax Rate on Mobile Phones

Update: 28-07-2019: Government has revised the sales tax rate on mobile phones as mentioned below:

Customs/ regulatory duty, sales tax, advance income tax, and mobile handset levy is applicable on import of mobile handsets.

Above is given a PTA advertisement in local newspapers for public awareness about using only approved mobile devices. It is clearly mentioned that altering or reprogramming of mobile phones and wireless handsets is illegal.


  1. Salam
    Hamara mobile ka imei kab tek hojayeiga mujhy jaldi bata dejiya

    1. Is it working now? I just paid mine and it still dosent work yet. Please help keh apka kab tak hogaya tha?

    2. I just paid mine. Please let me know apka kab tak chala tha? Mine isnt working yet

  2. How to registered my device with PTA

  3. Ham ko b confrm kr di jiye

  4. AnonymousMay 11, 2019

    Tell me why my mobile is not registered

  5. Plz regesterd my mobile

  6. Damn i cannot open the site

  7. Plz register my mobile
    If they need tax so tell me

  8. Please registation karo please

  9. I have dual imei one approved and the other one non compliant what should I do,?????

  10. Link is not working

  11. Plz send link for registration. Thanks

  12. How can i pay tax online?

  13. Hello,, kindly help me i want to register my phone in PTA. please help me i create account to register on passport but they say your passport is not exemption for this

  14. kindly help me i want to register my phone in PTA with passport

  15. Mn apna mobile register Karna chata hn kesy kroon?or aghr tax dena ho g to wo Kitna ho ga?

  16. Tell me plz what is procedure to pay in bank.. Through form or another mathed

  17. tracking id say kasy check hoga bhai.

  18. When i try to sign up, message appeared that this Passport already exit. I think someone used my passport number and availed free one mobile registration in the year facility. Please advise how to rectify this issue. This is also raising the question on procedure - How signup procedure is ensuring that original passport user is getting registered with PTA to register his/her device and avail the one free device registration in a year.

  19. fbr tax pay krdea hay lekin mobile abhi tk register ni hua

  20. 354317083834200
    Homuch tex of this mobil for registration

  21. Pakistan main one sided system ha band hota ha magar open ni kar skte in ka zoor sirf gareeb logon pe chalta ha i have 1000 RS mobile and its tax is 660 RS this govt is not fair with us.

  22. Jab hm ne tex pey kar deya he to mobael opan q nahe karte plz ab opan kar de

  23. How to pay pta dobile phone tax online

  24. AliExpress se order kru ga tou ?

  25. PTA check FBR mobile code

  26. Mobile PTA karvana hai

  27. My mobile ragestion

  28. کیا جاہل اور کم عقل آدمی نے یہ سسٹم ڈیزائن کیا کہ کوئی۔ ھی آرام سے اسے استعمال نہ کر سکے جاہل آدمی اگر کسی کسٹمر کی کوئی چیز مماثلت نہیں کر رہی تو اس کو موقع تو دو کہ اسے کو اپ ڈیٹ کر سکے تم لوگ اپنی جاہلیت نہ چھوڑنا کاش کبھی کسی دوسرے ملک جاو اور سیکھو کہ کام کیسے چلتے ہیں

  29. M NAZIM PARVEZJuly 12, 2023

    Cell phone registration through SMS service is pathetic. The system doesn't work and even with repeated entries it stuck up in the final stage of confirmation.
    Repeated complaints to PTA are also unsatisfactory.
    We want to pay taxes and the process should be easy and accessable.
    If there is a glitch the customer service should raise the PSID.
    M Nazim Parvez

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