India (DoT) - IMEI Registration for Mobile Phones

October, 2022

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) of India has published a Notification on September 26, 2022 amending the Prevention of Tampering of the Mobile Device Equipment Identification Number, Rules, 2017. Indian manufacturers must register International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) numbers for every mobile phone with the DoT prior to selling the phones starting January 1, 2023. As of September 26, 2022, importers must register IMEI numbers for every mobile phone imported into India for sale, testing, research and development, and other purposes with the DoT prior to importing the phones.

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