Nepal Telecommunication Authority has recently announced that all Nepalese customers should register their smartphone’s IMEI number to avoid it from getting blocked. NTA is planning to ban Illegally imported mobile phones after Shrawan 1 in Nepal. Mobile phones that have been imported illegally or without registration before Shrawan 1 will not be banned immediately as some time will be given for registration. However, it is wise to do it as soon as possible. Follow this guide to Register IMEI Number in Nepal.
Many in Nepal import mobile phones, formally or informally from countries like India, Gulf, etc. For the latter, these mobile phones are generally for friends and family, as the same model phones are generally more expensive in Nepal. The government is planning to totally ban unregistered mobiles on all Nepali networks.
The registration of your smartphone’s IMEI number not only will help you track your lost phone or during the emergency case, but it also helps the government to stabilize the illegal supply of grey products in Nepal.
What is an IMEI number?
An IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number is basically a 15-digit number that acts as a unique identifier for a mobile phone. Since no two devices can have the same IMEI, it is a very useful tool for tracking lost or stolen cell phones. You can find it on the silver sticker on the back of your phone, under the battery pack, or on the box, your phone came in.
Advantages of IMEI Number registration
- Online registration makes mobile companies or authorized ones do it easily and without any hassle.
- Individuals can register for their phones easily.
- Individuals can also track or block their phones through IMEI, ESN, or MEID of the lost phones.
- Grey market phones will go down, which encourages more official channels.
- Mobile payments will be secure with the identification database of each owner.
How to Register IMEI Number in Nepal?
1. Identify your IMEI number by dialing *#06# and copy it.
2. Visit NTA’s Official Website and click on the ‘Know Your Device’ button to check whether your IMEI number is registered or not.
3. Enter your IMEI number and click on the ‘Submit’ button to check your registration status.
NOTE: If your IMEI number is registered then it’s OK. If not then proceed next steps to register your IMEI number.
4. Visit the website and click on the ‘Sign up’ button and select ‘Individual Application’ to enter the online form.
5. Fill the form duly and click on the ‘Submit’ button.
Information’s and Documents Required:
- Brand name
- Model Number
- IMEI/ ESN / MEID Number
- Mobile Number
- Applicant Name
- Applicant Address
- ID Number
- Document (Citizenship or ID card or passport )
6. Check whether your form has been submitted or not.
You have submitted your form, it will get proceed within a few days. For confirmation, you can check your registration status as explained above in Step 2. If Still, You have any doubts or any problems let us know in Comment Section.