After having a used, refurbished, or imported cell phone in Pakistan, the first thing you need to do to get your IMEI number verified by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). If your device is not recognized by the authorities, it may be blocked for some time and you may not be able to use it on any mobile network in the country.
If you do not want your phone to be blocked, you may need to register with the PTA for the taxes you have to pay on your device. The process is very simple and can be done online with a few simple steps. In this blog, we will give you step-by-step instructions on how to pay your PTA mobile registration tax online.
HOW TO PAY PTA MOBILE REGISTRATION TAX ONLINE IN 2022
CREATE AN ACCOUNT ON THE DIBRS WEBSITE
To pay for mobile taxes in Pakistan, the first thing you need to do is access the Device Registration Registration and Prevention Program (DIRBS) website.
Once you have reached the link, you must subscribe to the portal.
You will see a notification on the next screen. It contains important guidelines, so be sure to read it carefully.
Now, you will need to complete two mandatory fields by selecting from the drop-down list. Explain your purpose. Choose your user type which can be “personal” or “commercial”. Please note that the “trading” option can only be used by organizations and exporters registered with the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).
After selecting a goal, you may need to specify your “user type” in the options provided. You have two options: Pakistani (local, international traveler, dual country) and Foreign (Visa travel). So, select the option you want and move on to the next step.
Fill in all the required information and click the “Submit” button.
Before signing in, be sure to check the email sent by the PTA confirming your account.
INSTALL A COMPLIANCE ACCESS (COC)
After verification, you can enter your email address and password to access your registered PTA account.
The next step is to search for the Comprehensive Compliance Certificate (COC) option, which will appear on the left side of your screen, right under the “Dashboard” option.
After selecting “Individual COC”, you will see many options in the category. Click on “Apply COC” for more process.
Whether you are local or foreign, choose the option that is most convenient for you. If you are an international traveler, you may need to enter your passport number in the category provided.
As a local mobile user, you should only provide your mobile number and operator name such as Jazz / Warid, Telenor, Phone, or Zong.
PAY PTA MOBILE TAX ONLINE, AT MONEY, ATM, AND BANK BRANCHES
PTA Mobile Registration Tax can be easily paid online with direct bank transfers. You can also pay using many popular mobile wallet services. ATMs and bank branches of all major commercial banks in Pakistan also accept PTA mobile phone payments. Read more