Minister of State for Revenue Hammad Azhar tweeted details of the government’s new mobile phone tax policy for people travelling to Pakistan from abroad. Pakistan mobile phone tax
He explained one cell phone is allowed to be registered as duty-free while no registration or duty will be levied on any phone(s) to be used in Pakistan for less than 30 days.
He tweeted: “For benefit of people travelling into Pak from abroad, the mobile tax policy for you is: 1) One phone allowed to be registered as duty-free 2) No Registration/Duty needed on any phone(s) using roaming 3) No Reg/Duty needed if the phone(s) to be used in Pak for less than 30 days.”
“Also, no registration/duty required on any phone that was activated or ever used in Pak before the 1st of December 2018,” he said in another tweet.
“Duties and registration can be done at either the airports or in any of the Custom Houses across Pakistan. Phones are not detained during the process of registration or duty payments.”
How to register mobile in PTA online in 2022 – update
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.
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? Pakistan mobile phone tax
- 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.
PTA Mobile Registration for Overseas Pakistan mobile phone tax
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.