How to Register Mobile Phone Online & Free of Cost with PTA

The launch of DIRBS is a very good initiative however many people are still confused about how to register their devices with PTA. In fact now in order to facilitate International Travellers, PTA in collaboration with FBR has launched a new web-based user interface application in DIRBS for the regularisation and registration of unregistered mobile phones in Pakistan. It means now, one can pay duties and taxes online rather than standing in long queue on the Airport. For now, International travellers will be able to bring phones in their luggage and don’t need to declare it on Airport. Now One can easily register the mobile phone in Pakistan totally free of cost with PTA.

New Procedure for the legalisation of mobile devices unveiled

The FBR has issued separate procedures for the registration of the mobile devices in Pakistan brought in by international travellers, registration of mobile devices by the local applicant, registration of mobile devices imported by individuals through postal service or courier and registration of mobile devices imported illegally through informal channels by local traders. PTA Online Device Registration System is specially launched to facilitate overseas Pakistanis.

So here is a guide for Free mobile phone registration with PTA.

Here’s How to Register your Device Through DIRBS Online Portal:

1) Click to open Device Registration Portal.


How to Register your Mobile Phone with PTA Online?2) Sign Up if you don’t have an account.

How to Register your Mobile Phone with PTA Online?3) You need to Select the purpose and User Type(local Pakistani or Foreigner)

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Now here is a catch.  You need to choose user type: local(Pakistani) or foreigner on the following basis:

4) Fill the other fields as well including name, phone, email, postal address and passport number.

How to Register your Mobile Phone with PTA Online?5) Now click on the sign-up. You will be sent a confirmation email with a link. By clicking on the link again login window having email id and password will appear. Add your credentials and log in.

6) Upon logging in, you will be directed to declaration window.

7) Click on the individual COC on the leftmost corner. You will see two option: Apply for COC and My applications. Click on Apply for COC.

8) Now you will be directed to the Imei window where you need to enter the phone number and IMEI of your device. You can check the IMEI of your device by dialling *06# from your device dial pad

9)  Now you will get a text on the mobile number that you have entered. The text that you would receive will show a procedure if tax to be paid or not.

10) You are done! Now you can also track your application by clicking on my Application.

Free mobile device registration in Pakistan

Under these new procedures, the first mobile phone in a year will be registered in DIRBS free of duty/taxes. In the case someone has brought more mobile phones, the system will electronically generate a payment slip ID for payment of duty and taxes. Later on, this payment can be made via online banking, ATMs and through mobile banking for registering mobile phone IMEI.

When the system will be confirmed about the payment of duty/taxes, the mobile device will be white-listed on DIRBS. International travellers can register their mobile device within 60 days of their arrival in Pakistan. After the due date, registration of such mobile devices will be subject to additional penalty and no concessions will be available under Baggage Rules.

To register your non-compliant device through PTA Device Registration System, Click Here

Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.
  • What is the new law? Can overseas bring one mobile without paying any taxes for personal use.

    • I’m afraid that policy isn’t valid anymore.
      You’ll have to register every single phone that you import to the country or bring it here along with yourself.

  • A.O.A Muje 60 days sy zaida time ho geq hea. Koi dost mujhe btae ga k mujhe apna mobile registr karwany k lye kia krnaa prhy ga

  • Hi, One of my foreigner friend is travelling from UK to Pakistan he does not have Pakistani nationality he is going to bring a phone for me most probably iphone 7 and he will also be carrying his phone too, please let me know can I register the phone he is going to bring for me for free?
    Using my id or his passport what proceeder would be good and tax free for me.

    • Hello
      No, You cannot register any phone for free now. Both phones would work here for 2 months, then you’d have to register them by paying taxes

  • I have bought a mobile from market (Hafeez Center) Lahore. I am local Pakistani, never went out of country. This device is not registered. How can i register this device free?

  • Bank k through mobile registration fees jama karwa sakhty hai?agr karwa sakhyy hain tu wo kon sy bank ha??

  • Hello,

    I am a Dutch Citizen and i want to travel to Pakistan for 40 days soon on a travel Visa.. do i need to register my phone too?


    • No, you only need to register your mobile if you plan to stay for more than 60 Days in Pakistan.

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