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.

  • Hello Every one
    I need your help main ne apni mom ko s cell phone bheja hai pakistan mujhy ye batiye ga k us ko register karne k lia koi extra fee hai ya free hoga or agr fee hai hai tu wo paid kase hogi kahan hogi

  • Mera phone block ho geya tha main ab eik month ky baad aya hoon register kerwa leyah hai lakin mera phone signal naeen peker reha
    8484 py msg ker ky check bi kia hai sab ok hai tasdeeq shuda hai
    Can u plz help me

    • Please wait 24 hours, if 24 hours have passed, you need to restart your phone, that way signals ajy ge.

  • Dear Miss Fizza Atique
    I have registered my mobile selecting international Traveller 1st mobile free.After completing registeration process its showing me to pay 11k PKR as a tax. What should i do to use my this 1st device freely.
    I m outside PK and will come inshAllah near december.
    Should i cancel my registration which I have did.
    Waiting for your kind reply.!

    • Respected madam,
      I registered my mobile as a first free device travelling on my Pakistani passport. After registering my device I recieved a sms to pay for 11k tax. What should I do to use that 1st device free.?
      I appreciate your urgent reply…
      Best regards.

      • First free device registration isn’t valid anymore (since 1st of July). You’d have to pay taxes for every phone you buy from abroad and bring it to pak. Unfortunately.

  • Mery pas Samsung A 7 double sim Hy Jo baher sy mangwaea Hy and yh mobile block ho gea NY is ko open kerwany ky ley dia os ka ek EMEI open ho gea but 2nd EMEI open nai hoa. Ab dosra open kerwana hy plzzz yh betaoo kh dosra kesy open ho ga

  • Mery mob py singles nhi arhy hn.. AGER mob block ho geya h to ab kia process hai plz bata dain

  • Mery mob mai slot 1 verify nhi horahe aur slot 2 verify hogaye hai
    Kya mera mob block hoga?

  • I recently bought a note 8 in 35000 rs and its unregistered.
    how can i register it?
    do i have to pay like 10% or more?

  • I have register A9 before due date on passport free availed offer and its successful
    Now jazz sim is working properly but whem i install zong sim both the stop working …..what’s the problem

  • mein ny tex b pay kar diya hy but mobile no service hi dy raha hy any one help me k kitny din tak mobile chal jaye ga?

  • 3 din pehlay may uae say pakistan haya .samsung a30 meray pas hay ab 1st free par regester nai horaha hay koi or tareeqa hay plz mujay bataho

  • Aoa plz tell me mujy mery husband ne Bahir se mobile beja h….to ma un k passport py without payment register kr skti hu kya wesy chk krti hu to PKR:9374.0 tax mangta h koi tareqa btao plz js se free register ho sky ….me w8ng

    • When did you come back to Pakistan? In order to apply for free registration, you’ve got 60 days. After that, you won’t be able to register it freely.

      • can i registered one free mobile now? i buy a mobile for personal use. only one device i am using .

      • If you are a local Pakistani and have bought the device from Pakistan, yes you can register your mobile for free. however, if you are travelling to Pakistan you need to pay tax on your device if you plan to stay in Pakistan for more than 60 days.

  • Bhai mn n apna mobile international passport py free registr to kr lia hy per jo sim mn os mobile mn pahly use kr rha tha wo ab nh ho rahi osky signal hi nh aty..can anyone help me

  • I am overseas Pakistani and I tried to register my first mobile but it shows tax amount,

    Anyone has any idea why

    • When did you come back to Pakistan? In order to apply for free registration, you’ve got 60 days. After that, you won’t be able to register it freely.

  • I am overseas Pakistani and I tried to register my first mobile but it shows tax amount,

    Anyone has any idea why?

    • When did you come back to Pakistan? In order to apply for free registration, you’ve got 60 days. After that, you won’t be able to register it freely.

      • I have a flight on 28th may 2019, and I tried to register on 20th May. what should I do to avoid tax?

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