If you are one of the lucky ones who have bought the latest iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max models, you might be wondering how to register your device with PTA and how much tax you have to pay. In this article, we will guide you through the process of PTA mobile registration and the updated rates of duty and taxes on mobile phones in Pakistan.
What is PTA Mobile Registration?
If you are first time considering to register your mobile with PTA and have no information about it. Then let us take you through it. PTA Mobile Registration is a system introduced by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to identify and block non-compliant devices operating on local mobile networks. Non-compliant devices are those that do not have a valid IMEI number or are not approved by PTA. PTA Mobile Registration aims to curb the smuggling and illegal import of mobile phones in Pakistan and to ensure that only legal and quality devices are used in the country.
How to Register Your iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max with PTA?
To register your iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max with PTA, you have to dial *8484# from your mobile phone and follow the instructions. You will be asked to enter your nationality, CNIC number, passport number (if applicable), and IMEI number of your device. You can find the IMEI number by dialing *#06# from your phone or by checking the box or the back of your device. You can also register your device online through the Device Verification System portal of PTA.
How Much Tax Do You Have to Pay for Your iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max?
The amount of tax you have to pay for your iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max depends on the C&F (cost and freight) value of your device in US dollars and whether you are registering it with your passport or CNIC. The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued the updated rates of duty and taxes on mobile phones for the fiscal year 2022-23. Here are the fixed rates for the base variants of iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max:
|Model||Tax on Passport||Tax on CNIC|
|iPhone 15 Pro||PKR 135,300||PKR 161,480|
|iPhone 15 Pro Max||PKR 148,500||PKR 176,000|
These rates are applicable if you register your device within 60 days of arrival in Pakistan. If you register after 60 days, you will have to pay an additional 10% penalty on the tax amount. You can pay the tax through online banking, ATM, mobile banking, or over-the-counter (OTC) in any branch of the following banks: Allied Bank Limited, MCB Bank Limited, National Bank of Pakistan, United Bank Limited.
What Happens If You Don’t Register Your iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max with PTA?
If you don’t register your iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max with PTA within 60 days of arrival in Pakistan, your device will be blocked by PTA and you will not be able to use it on any local mobile network. You will also receive messages from PTA to register your device and pay the relevant tax. If you want to unblock your device, you will have to register it with PTA and pay the tax along with a 10% penalty.
How to Verify If Your iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max Is Registered with PTA?
To verify if your iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max is registered with PTA, you can send your IMEI number to 8484 via SMS or check it online through the Device Verification System portal of PTA. You will receive a message from PTA that your device is compliant or non-compliant. If your device is compliant, it means it is registered with PTA and you can use it without any issue. If your device is non-compliant, it means it is not registered with PTA and you have to register it as soon as possible.
We hope this article has helped you understand how to register your iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max with PTA and how much tax you have to pay. If you have any questions or feedback, please let us know in the comments section below.