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PTA IMEI Check 2022 | Complete Guide for SMS, Web, and App

Buying new or used mobile in Pakistan requires you to undergo a verification process. If you are planning to buy a new phone, you must do the PTA IMEI check and evaluate import duties before making a purchase decision. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is responsible for verifying imported devices by imposing a specific import duty depending on the type of device. You may have to pay different import taxes on different categories of mobiles. To find out how you can verify your mobile phone with PTA in 2022, have a look at our step-by-step guide to getting started.

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Buying new or used mobile in Pakistan requires you to undergo a verification process. If you are planning to buy a new phone, you must do the PTA IMEI check and evaluate import duties before making a purchase decision. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is responsible for verifying imported devices by imposing a specific import duty depending on the type of device. You may have to pay different import taxes on different categories of mobiles. To find out how you can verify your mobile phone with PTA in 2022, have a look at our step-by-step guide to getting started.

How to Verify IMEI Number

Before you proceed with PTA IMEI verification, you must verify your device’s IMEI number. Here are the steps to do it:

  • Open your phone’s dialer
  • Dial *06# from the keypad
  • Review the screen prompt message containing your device’s IMEI number

For dual SIM phones, you can find two different IMEI numbers valid for each SIM

PTA IMEI Verification Guide

PTA has made it super easy for mobile users to do PTA IMEI checking. You can open the Device Identification, Registration, and Blocking System (DIRBS). You may also access the PTA Device Verification System (DVS) to check the status of your mobile device.

Checking Via SMS

To check your mobile’s verification status via SMS, you can follow the steps below:

  1. Text your IMEI number to 8484
  2. You will receive a reply from PTA
  3. See if your device is PTA compliant or not

The above-listed steps can help you identify your device’s status with PTA.

Checking Via Website

To check your mobile’s PTA verification status via the website, you may follow the below steps.

  1. Open the PTA Mobile Verification website
  2. Scroll down to find the IMEI field
  3. Enter the 15-digit IMEI number of your device
  4. Click on the ‘Check’ button to see the results

Checking Via Mobile App

You can also check your PTA IMEI verification status from the mobile app. Follow the steps below to check the status.

  1. Download the PTA DVS app on your device
  2. Locate the IMEI number field in the verification section of the app
  3. Enter the IMEI number in the field (or scan it)
  4. You will find out if the device is PTA compliant or not

FAQs:

How can I check if my phone is PTA approved?

  • Text your IMEI number to 8484
  • You will receive a reply from PTA
  • See if your device is PTA compliant or not

How do I verify the IMEI number with PTA?

  • Open the PTA Mobile Verification website
  • Scroll down to find the IMEI field
  • Enter the 15-digit IMEI number of your device
  • Click on the ‘Check’ button to see the results
Talal Farooqi
Talal Farooqi
A mass media grad with a great deal of interest in blogging and copywriting. I hear that I'm good with words. So, feel free to check out my work!

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