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Pakistan - PTA Type Approval - Overview

***Alert : Please do not send device samples directly to Pakistan without choosing your local partner. Samples sent this way will remain stuck at Pakistan customs and will not be cleared in any way***

In Pakistan, Radio and Telecommunication Equipment is subject to mandatory Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Type Approval before import, production and use. There are few exemptions to this Approval scope which are presented on this page below.  Relevant test reports as per applicable test standards along with DoC and technical literature are required.

Our on the ground team, consisting of Senior ex. regulatory officers and telecommunication engineers, handles the complete PTA Type Approval Process locally. 

All PTA Type Approval applications require one mandatory sample device submission also. As part of our end to end managed PTA Type Approval Service, we take care of everything for you including:

1- Guidance and consulting on the approval scope and applicable Test standards

2- Managing full customs clearance of all samples required as part of PTA Type Approval process

3- Handling all local customs duties and taxes payments and Govt. charges for Type Approval Applications. 

4- Management of full PTA Type Approval Process

5- Support with re-approvals in-case of any device changes to the already PTA type approved equipment 

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Pakistan PTA Type Approval - Summary:

  • Concerned Authority : Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) (

  • Applicable Radio and Telecommunication Equipment Certification : PTA Type Approval

  • Required Documents:

    • Technical Literature of Device (User Manual, Specifications/Data Sheet, Operational Description)​

    • Declaration of Conformity (DoC)

    • RF,EMC,Health and Safety Test Reports as per applicable Test standards

    • GSMA TAC Letter(for cellular devices)

  • Sample Requirements: One Sample required mandatory

  • Approval Validity: Permanent 

  • In-country Testing Requirements: Hardware, Software, Firmware and OS based testing performed in-country by Authority

  • Local Representation : Not Required

  • Labelling Requirement: Yes. "Approved by PTA" and Approval No./Certificate No. required on all approved devices

  • Lead time : 2-4 Weeks

Exempt Items

List of Exempt Items from Pakistan PTA Type Approval:

  • GPS only devices

  • Non-sim based Laptops/Desktops

  • Networking Equipment (Switches, Firewall, Servers, Storage Devices)

Updates and artices

Pakistan Regulatory Updates and Articles:


Our Team Looks forward to hearing from you on your Pakistan Type Approval Requirements

+92 321 437 8896

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