Full PTA NOC Procedure for Mobile Phone Customs Clearance & Type Approval

PTA NOC Sample
PTA NOC Sample

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is the only governing body in Pakistan that regulates the matters of granting approval against telecommunication equipment to be imported in Pakistan either for the purpose of personal use or commercial purpose. According to the directions and instructions of PTA backed by Telecom Act 1996 (sec 29), “No terminal equipment can be directly or indirectly connected to PSTN unless it has been type approved by PTA. Type approved granted by PTA signifies that particular telecommunication equipment is approved for general sale and is suitable to connect to a specific public telecommunication network.” As per standing operating procedures (SOPs), NOCs for maximum of 5 mobile handsets, tablets, etc. for personal use are issued.


Important: Used Mobile Phones will be confiscated by Customs Authorities.

PTA deals in two types of NOC that are For Personal NOC and For Commercial NOC. Procedure for personal use is given below for PTA NOC for mobile / tablet  import.

How to Request Personal PTA NOC:

Those who are looking for getting NOC for Tablet PC smartphone with SIM function are advised to follow the below mentioned instructions

1) Applicants are required to Send following documents/information to PTA:

  1. Application stating the purpose of use. (if it is for commercial basis, applicant would be asked to apply for type approval to PTA HQ and if the same is for gift or personal use then applicant would be asked to provide documents from serial b-g)  PTA NOC Application Sample File
  2. A copy of shipment document i.e. airway bill number or GPO Customs letter etc. or courier issued receipt containing tracking number etc.
  3. A copy of CNIC
  4. A copy of (commercial) invoice

Things needed to clearly mentioned in Application:

  • Brand Name, Model Number
  • IMEI number
  • Postal Address where the NOC is to be dispatched via Pakistan Postal Services (Applicants Address)
  • Quantity identified in a serial order containing brand name, model number and IMEI number against each device.

2) After verification of IMEIs, NOC for a maximum of 5 devices including mobile phones and tablet PCs with SIM Functionality for will be issued.

3) If NOC is requested for more than 5 sets, the applicant will be asked to apply for type approval for the sets.

4) If the applicant is other than the receiver of the shipment then he/she must provide authorization, for delivery of NOC. (Authority letter duly signed by the consignee is required).

5) Applicant can file for Personal NOC via following methods:

  1. Email all scanned documentation at [email protected]
  2. Send all required documentation to PTA HQ, F-5/1, Islamabad addressed to Type Approval Directorate. (Preferred and Responsive Method)
  3. By Hand delivery via submission at PTA HQ reception

6) After verification of required documents, NOC (No Objection Certificate) will be issued to the applicant and dispatched via postal services to the provided mailing address at the time of application submission.

PTA NOC Download PTA official PDF Guide

PTCL Type Approved Equipment 

  • Card Payphones
  • Cordless Phone Sets
  • Desktop Phones
  • Encryption Devices
  • Fax Data / DSL Modem
  • Fixed Wireless Terminals
  • Bluetooth Modules
  • CDMA Terminals
  • GSM Terminals/Gateways
  • 2G/2.5G/3G/LTE Modules
  • Wi-Fi BT Modules
  • Wi-Fi + BT Terminals/Access Points
  • Wi-Fi Combo Modules
  • WiMAX Terminals
  • IP Phones
  • Line Protection Units
  • Satellite Terminals
  • Two Way Wireless Radio
  • Vehicle Security Devices
  • Vehicle Tracking System
  • Mobile Phone Handsets
  • Tablet PCs & iPads (Sim Based)
  • Printers
  • Wifi Terminals
  • Wireless LAN Cards
  • GSM Based Equipment

Warning: Not all Mobile Phones companies are approved by PTA i.e. Xiaomi is Banned in Pakistan. Be careful before ordering cell phone in Pakistan.

Ahmad A.R

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  • Zohaib on 07/11/2018

    Salam mainay noc kay liya kafi time sey req bheji hai but still i m just waiting pls sir mujha btaden kay noc kb tk recive hota hai i mean kitnay din lagtay hain after email?

  • Waqas Muhammad on 16/10/2018

    I have received NOC

    • Ali on 17/10/2018

      Congrats, and take this to Customs office who held your mobile phone.

  • Nadeem Sarwar on 14/10/2018

    Maine iphone dubai se mangwaya tha 1 month pehly to ab mAine IMEI number 8484 pE sEnd kiya hAi wo kehtt hAin k GSMI Se apka phone registered hai lekin PTA Se nAi tO ab mAin kYa krU ????
    Plz help me

  • Bibi on 12/10/2018

    Hello how does it take for me to receive my NOC because my phone is in Karachi customs for 5weeks and I’m still waiting for my NOC

  • kiran on 11/10/2018

    m ny phone import krwae hai 3 per custom walo sy ni mil ra wo khty online form bjhy wo kese bjhna hai kia kare kis sy contact kare

  • Aesha amr on 08/10/2018

    Main NY 3.10.2018 ko NOC letter post kiya tha abhi tk muj NOC letter nahi aya ab main kya krun

  • Dr NAEEM on 04/10/2018

    hello respected dear sir i have already applied for NOC for mobile custom clearance also sent forms to your given address of isb please let me know when you will send me NOC sir my Dp:905
    DR Naeem phone brand redmi 6pro

    • Ayesha Amir on 08/10/2018

      Ap ko noc mil GI plz tell me bcz main NY b esi date ko Lahore sy post ki thi

  • Umer Waqas on 04/10/2018

    Sir i have ordered GSM Gateway,
    Now how can i apply for NOC and how much charges will be held on this device ?
    It is 8 port gsm gatway device from china

  • Shahid ali on 01/10/2018

    Sir main na Huawei y5 import krwia hai noc kyse mily ga

  • Ibrahim Shabbir on 14/09/2018

    How about Commercial PTA NOC? What’s the procedure and charges for that?

  • Asad ali on 03/09/2018

    I just applied for noc for custom clearance. Pta required noc from ministry of commerce first. Pta ki noc lene k liye ministry commerce ki noc ki zrurat kyun?

  • Syed Zulqarnain Hassan on 28/08/2018

    I apply iPhone 6 for NOC date .
    How many days I waited for NOC
    I can get my phone plese reply me

  • Syed Zulqarnain Hassan on 28/08/2018

    I apply iPhone 6 for NOC date .
    How many days I waited for NOC

    • Ali on 03/09/2018

      It will take about a Week.

    • Syed on 12/10/2018

      Ali please help me I’m waiting for my NOC for 9days

  • Saqib Mehmood on 09/08/2018

    Is Huawei mobile company banned in Pakistan?

    • Ali on 09/08/2018

      No, It is not banned.

  • MaheSh Shadanii on 06/07/2018

    ordrd xiaomi redmi note 5 pro on 9th of june!!
    from 23rd of june its in cutoms!!
    today is 6th of july nd have not rcvd any email or any letr!!
    can anyone tell me wht to do now!!

    • Ali on 06/07/2018

      You need to get PTA NOC for IMEI of that phone. Take that NOC with you to customs branch which held your phone, they will release your phone afterwards.
      Team Web.PK

  • imran khan on 29/04/2018

    Yar mobile later mela hy uski mail kaisy send karo

  • Muhammad Ibrahim on 20/06/2017

    can i get noc if i am importing a used mobile phone?

  • SHERAZ on 11/06/2017


  • Najeeb on 16/05/2017

    I am ordered iphon 6. Is there any extra payment for customs. And how much time to take process. I am orderd through dhl.

  • shayan hussain on 17/03/2017

    please help me i ordered a phone with name of shayan hussain but iam under 18 and i dont have a NIC card.if i apply for noc with my mother’s name and my mother nic number will any problem occur?

  • sajjad ahmad on 18/02/2017

    mobil noc

  • mohsin on 25/10/2016

    huawei e5577 4g lte wifi cat hotspot i want to import in pakistan .Can you tell me plzz noc pta its nesscry.

    • Ali on 25/10/2016

      You have to take Type approval for your device. Please follow the procedure above.

  • Muhammad Aamir on 30/09/2016

    what is AWD NO. in the aplication sample ….plzzz let me know in detail…i orderd the mobile through DHL


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