PTA's New Temporary Mobile Registration for Overseas Pakistanis and Foreign Nationals

Learn about Pakistan Telecommunication Authority's latest initiative offering a temporary mobile registration system for Overseas Pakistanis and Foreign Nationals. Easy registration process, no taxation for 120 days.

Dec 2, 2023 - 11:39
PTA's New Temporary Mobile Registration for Overseas Pakistanis and Foreign Nationals

PTA Introduces Easy Mobile Registration for Overseas Visitors

The Ministry of Information Technology and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) have unveiled a new mobile registration system. This service is specifically tailored for Overseas Pakistanis and Foreign Nationals visiting Pakistan.

120-Day Tax-Free Mobile Usage

According to PTA, eligible individuals can use their personal mobile phones in Pakistan tax-free for 120 days from arrival. This initiative was first introduced during the tenure of former Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

How to Register: A Step-by-Step Guide

  • Step 1: Visit the Official PTA Link: Go to PTA's registration site and create an account. Select 'Overseas Pakistanis and Foreign Citizens' as your category.
  • Step 2: Account Creation: Sign up by providing the necessary details.
  • Step 3: Choose Temporary Registration: Opt for the Temporary Registration and proceed.
  • Step 4: Submit Personal Details: Fill in your details, aligning them with your immigration information.
  • Step 5: Verification Process: You'll receive a verification email and SMS after submission. Activate your account via the provided link.
  • Step 6: Login and Declaration: Log in and agree to the Terms & Conditions. Choose 'Temporary Registration for Overseas Pakistanis/Foreign Nationals'.
  • Step 7: Enter Required Information: Provide details like ID card or passport number, entry and departure dates, and mobile network operator.
  • Step 8: OTP Activation: Generate a six-digit OTP and enter it to activate your account.

Benefits of the New System

This streamlined registration process ensures quick and efficient access to mobile services. It reflects the PTA's commitment to creating a digital-friendly environment, easing the connectivity challenges for international visitors.


The PTA's new temporary mobile registration system is a significant step towards accommodating the needs of Overseas Pakistanis and Foreign Nationals, promoting hassle-free communication during their stay in Pakistan.