PTA IMEI Check – Phone Verification Online [Guide]

PTA IMEI Check – PTA mobile registration check online – Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) launched a mobile phone verification system named  “Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System” (DIRBS) today at PTA Headquarters Islamabad. Member Compliance & Enforcement gave the presentation on DIRBS during the event.

In this event, Chairman PTA said that the Authority is cognizant of telecom consumers’ needs and is taking a number of steps to facilitate them in resolving their issues. The launch of this new service is yet another evidence of PTA’s sincerity towards its vision of protection of telecom consumers and their rights. He said that this system will be implemented to automatically Identify sub-standard, fake, and illegally imported mobile phones, register and block non-compliant devices on mobile phone networks. This unique system will curb illegal imports, facilitate legitimate device importers, and mobile device users, and improve the overall security situation.


UPDATE:  In order to facilitate consumers wanting to register their mobile devices’ IMEI, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) through Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) has made mobile registration service available at CMOs’ franchises nationwide. List of all franchises & customer service centers

The Chairman said that PTA has always been engaged in facilitating telecom consumers with best telecom services along with due protection of their rights. Chairman further added that the statistics of telecom growth in Pakistan are evident of the satisfaction level of telecom consumers with the quality of telecom services provided to them. He said that today the mobile operators have increased this coverage to over 65% of the population. Broadband subscribers that stood on 1.3 million till 2014 with limited speed offerings today has crossed a milestone of 50 million (2018) with mobile broadband speed crossing 20 Mbs (download) and fixed broadband speed crossing 100 Mbps (download).

It is pertinent to mention here that, through Device Verification System (DVS) telecom consumers can verify the authenticity of their mobile devices in line with PTA regulations via SMS to 8484.

Must Read: How to Register your mobile devices on arrival at the Airport in Pakistan

As usual, INCPak bring PTA Mobile Phone verification right here for you as we did when PTA was verifying SIMs.

How to check PTA Mobile Phone Verification

Results of IMEI Checks

While checking the IMEI number of your phone through the above three methods, there could be three possible outcomes for your phone:

  • Valid IMEI: This means that your phone IMEI is GSMA approved but not PTA approved.
  • Invalid IMEI: Not a GSMA approved IMEI, nor PTA approved.
  • Compliant IMEI: It is both GSMA approved and PTA approved IMEI number. Depending on your scenario, here’s what you need to do to register your smartphone so that it doesn’t get blocked from normal use later on.
    Invalid IMEI Numbers Below are the possible scenarios if your IMEI number is Invalid:
    • Your phone is manufactured by a low-end Chinese company that didn’t use a GSMA approved IMEI number
    • You flashed your phone (re-installed the software) and now your new IMEI is not GSMA approved
    Those with Invalid IMEI numbers will get an SMS from the DIRBS system directing them to pair their smartphone with SIMs that they want to use on this phone. After a certain deadline (that will be mentioned in SMS from DIRBS), this phone won’t accept any new SIM. So for example if your smartphone has an Invalid IMEI number, you must use all the SIMs that you want to use with this smartphone until the end of the deadline. After the deadline, you won’t be able to use a non-paired SIM on this phone. Using a SIM means, making at least one revenue-generating activity, i.e. make a call, send an SMS or use mobile internet. Once paired with a SIM, phones with Invalid IMEI numbers can be used with only these SIMs till the end of life of the phone. And if you haven’t paired the phone (with Invalid IMEI) before the deadline, you won’t be able to use this phone ever again in life in Pakistan.
  • Valid IMEI (but Not Compliant) There are some phones which could have a Valid IMEI but not Compliant IMEI numbers. This usually happens if:
    • You bought a phone from Dubai and took it back with you in Pakistan,
    • You ordered a phone from Ali Express that was delivered to you through a courier company,
    • You bought the phone from an online store that imported the device from abroad,
    • Your cousin brought you a new Smartphone from US,
    • You are using a test device issued by phone companies.
    Phones with Valid IMEIs but not Compliant IMEIs must use the phone at once — with any SIM — before the deadline (that will be communicated to you in the SMS sent by (DIRBS/PTA). If you use this phone before the deadline, then you will never be asked to register the phone. In fact, you can use other SIMs on these phones without the need to pair them. If these phones are used before the deadline, you will be allowed to use them as normal for the remainder of their life, just like you do it now.
Device Status : Device IMEI is Valid
If a phone (with valid but not complaint IMEI) was never used even once after the deadline then you will be given around 20 days to register the IMEI numbers with PTA, i.e. by going to PTA’s website and getting a NOC from there.

If a phone (with valid but not complaint IMEI) was never used even once after the deadline then you will be given around 20 days to register the IMEI numbers with PTA, i.e. by going to PTA’s website and getting a NOC from there.

This is the same NOC that is currently required if you order a phone from Ali Express or from anywhere else.

Not to mention, after the deadline, a customs fee might be required in order to get a NOC from PTA to register the IMEI number.

Also, remember that all those phones with Valid (but not compliant) IMEI numbers will not be allowed to register with Pakistani mobile networks if the deadline expires and if NOC is not obtained.

Compliant IMEI
Compliant IMEI
  • Compliant IMEI Those phones with compliant IMEI — that is with Valid and PTA approved IMEIs — need to do nothing. They can continue using their smartphones as they were using before and there is not going to be any restriction on them whatsoever.
Valid IMEI (but Not Compliant)
Valid IMEI (but Not Compliant)

Read More: PTA sends SMS to Mobile Phone owners to verify before Oct 20

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  1. Assalam o alikium sir plz bta dyen PTA k k office Kahan h or 8484 k verification msg b aya h us ky bd b mobile band hogaya h pura process bta dyen please

  2. Sir ma ni mobile regester karna ta to 1 ime regester hogia our dosra ime ivalid ata ha regester nahi horaha kia kari

  3. Aoa,
    I brought a phone from UAE on 12th of March 2019 and forgot to get registered till date and now that I do will I be charged duty fee I have crossed 60 days time. What should I do !

  4. Aoa, I brought a phone from UAE on 12th of March 2019 and forgot to get registered till date and now that I do will I be charged duty fee I have crossed 60 days time. What should I do !

  5. Assalam o Alaikum!
    What if you he/she buy a phone from pakistan market and its second hand mostly 70% people’s buy second hand cell but what if pta block their how they can registered their phone bcz they are not traveller kindlt make it easier not So hard for public.

  6. I have Samsung GM J727F
    Which has been blocked since 5 days.
    What will i do to unblock its Imei .

  7. Sir me ne one mounth pehle Nokia 105 mobile lia tha ab wo band ho gaya hai ab ye kaise or kahan se khule ga plz help me.

  8. Sir an error comes that imei already exist in system and the registration process does not gets completion please help me to remove such error

  9. While i register my device after filling all blanks as i submit it comes that the imei already exist in system….
    This type of error accrues, and the device does not becomes registered , can you help me sought out from this error

  10. sir Mary mobile may sim 2 nhe chal rahi hy cal karo to network not registered show hits hy imei drust by my Kia karo Sr plz help me

  11. sr am an second hand mobile kisi dokaan sa lia ha lakin wo non.complanit ha or dokaan wala wapis ni kr rha ha mujy registraton ka method bta daan

  12. Sir my device imei is valid but non compliant what can i do now tell me the easiest way which not cost money thanks…

    1. Sir my device imei is valid but non compliant what can i do now tell me the easiest way which not cost money thanks…

  13. my mobile is non compliant. i think it,s registered on my my question is can i use another sim in this mobile in future??

  14. hello .Aslam o Alikum Sir ,
    sir mara mobile sudiya say aaya ha . ma online regster kar raha ho liken sab detial submit karnay kay bad b option aa jata ha kay invaild CNIC or Passport. pls send me how to slove my problem .
    any one know send me some information

  15. Assalam o alikum..
    Mere pas galaxy s6 hai pta approve gsm approve 1 din phele dost ko sale kia mene usne apni sim lagai aur use krraha 4 hours bad call ai k emergency calls only araha hai mai gya aur apni sim lagai tw wo bhe ni chala raha….
    Kindly let me know kia msla hai yeh

  16. I purchased a second hand phone, when i send my IMEI number to 8484 I receive a msg “apkay device ki IMEI number PTA se tasdeeq shuda nahi”. What should I do?

      1. Sir mere paas Huawei Y9 2019 hi r ye maine saudia arabia se mangia tha r jb hm iss ka Imei code 8484 pr snd kr te to wo kheta hi k apka imei pta se registered nahi hi ab mai kia kro
        Please sir g btein

  17. Sir mene upar para hy ky airport pr tasdeeq krwao lekin mera mobile 13 decemner ko aya hy airport pr ni krwaya ab kya kro sir plz ma mobile use kr rha hn plz guide me

  18. Meri mobile device y5 prime 2018 dubai se aya ha or IMEI num b send kia ha 50 times lwkn aik he jawb ata ha k tasdeeq shuda ni ha to kia kren

    1. Meray paas iPhone XS Max hai aur uss pai tax pay kardiya hai mein nay lekin mein nay galti sai IMEI digital sim ka likhwa diya hai kya mein woh change kara sakunga PTA sai? Pakistan mein digital sim toh available hi nahi

  19. sir mene mobile leya he market se or 8484 per msg kiya to wo bol rha he apka no tasdeeq shudah nhi he to kya karo me

  20. My mobile come from saudi arabia 4 days ago isend my IMEI no on 8484 they replied me that your phone is un regestered what i do

  21. Jnab mera mobile saudia sy aya hy aur ma ny msg kia mto kah rhy hn tasdeeq shuda nahi hy ab ma kia karo what i do?

  22. Jnab mera mobile saudia sy aya hy aur ma ny msg kia mto kah rhy hn tasdeeq shuda nahi hy ab ma kia karo

  23. Aslam o alikum Sir,
    I want to ask about new mobile .
    We overseas people’s how many mobile we can take with us .bcz now i have to mobile already registered with PTA .i have used also in Pakistan.
    My question is this if now i want to purchase a new mobile tax will pay at new mobile or all before I have. ?
    Please let me know. Thanks.
    Pakistan zinda baad.

  24. hy excuse me sir…mjhe month hua hy yh mobile liye…nd mny 8484 py msg kiya to reply aya k tasdeeq shuda nai hy pta se….now what will i do?

  25. me ne call sms aur intarnet sub kr leya he pehr be wahe sms ataha he ,device imei no is valid. insert sim and make a call/sms to anyone for auto regisraion. ye sms ata he sim be cheng kar ke dehka lekin nahe ho rha

  26. Sir! mery mobile par sms aya hy keh ap ka mobile pta sy tasdeeq shuda nahi hy. what i do in this matter???….

  27. sir mene q mobile jis ki value 500 bhi nahi hogi 2 sall se hamari family use ker rahi hai imei kia tu complaint likha hua ah raha hai plz guid.

  28. sir mera mobile chor ho gaya hay 3 october ko wo block krney hain 4 mobile hain ghar se chori hoaway hay

  29. i want to know if i bought a phone from outside Pakistan and bring it back to Pakistan after the death line like 25th Oct … then what will be the procedure of registering it?

  30. Please send valid IMEI, you have sent invalid characters i.e. [ DONT SHARE IMEI HERE ]. Dial *#06# and send IMEI to 8484.

      1. I am receiving following message. My number/device is active since long. Why it is not registered with PTA.What should I have to do for registrations with PTA as revenue generation activity is continued on this device since long..

        Device IMEI (…………..) is Valid. Insert SIM and make a call/SMS to anyone on or before 20/10/2018 date for auto registration

    1. In order to auto pair all the IMEIs related to this mobile device, it is advised to do at-least one revenue generating activity from all SIMs on your name which you want to use in this mobile device, i.e. make a call, send a SMS or use mobile internet from your SIM(s) before 20th October, 2018. In dual (or more) SIM mobile device(s), revenue generating activity must be made using all the SIM slots for the mobile device(s) to be auto paired.

  31. Sir I have sent an invalid imei 353861062570265 instead of 353861062570260 from my number 03495346946. plz sir remove the first one. thanks

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