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.

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30 Replies to “Full PTA NOC Procedure for Mobile Phone Customs Clearance & Type Approval”
  • Zohaib
    07/11/2018 at 3:50 AM

    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
    16/10/2018 at 11:00 PM

    I have received NOC

    • Ali
      17/10/2018 at 1:26 AM

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

  • Nadeem Sarwar
    14/10/2018 at 11:46 PM

    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
    12/10/2018 at 12:31 PM

    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
    11/10/2018 at 3:37 PM

    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
    08/10/2018 at 6:02 PM

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

  • Dr NAEEM
    04/10/2018 at 7:32 PM

    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
      08/10/2018 at 5:54 PM

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

  • Umer Waqas
    04/10/2018 at 12:46 PM

    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
    01/10/2018 at 6:58 PM

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

  • Ibrahim Shabbir
    14/09/2018 at 8:27 PM

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

  • Asad ali
    03/09/2018 at 6:20 PM

    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
    28/08/2018 at 4:51 PM

    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
    28/08/2018 at 4:50 PM

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

    • Ali
      03/09/2018 at 1:00 AM

      It will take about a Week.

    • Syed
      12/10/2018 at 12:33 PM

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

  • Saqib Mehmood
    09/08/2018 at 2:10 AM

    Is Huawei mobile company banned in Pakistan?

    • Ali
      09/08/2018 at 4:15 PM

      No, It is not banned.

  • MaheSh Shadanii
    06/07/2018 at 2:59 PM

    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
      06/07/2018 at 6:32 PM

      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
    29/04/2018 at 3:17 AM

    Yar mobile later mela hy uski mail kaisy send karo

  • Muhammad Ibrahim
    20/06/2017 at 7:29 PM

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

    11/06/2017 at 4:12 AM


  • Najeeb
    16/05/2017 at 6:38 PM

    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
    17/03/2017 at 2:08 PM

    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
    18/02/2017 at 4:15 PM

    mobil noc

  • mohsin
    25/10/2016 at 12:25 AM

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

    • Ali
      25/10/2016 at 8:48 PM

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

  • Muhammad Aamir
    30/09/2016 at 9:16 PM

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


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