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MDMS Registration in Nepal
After times of delay, NTA( Nepal Telecommunications Authority) has eventually enforced MDMS( Mobile Device operation System) in Nepal from Bhadra 30, 2079. According to our sources, this is still a soft launch of feathers and MDMS will be enforced at its full strength within the coming 2 to 3 months. This system effectively solves the burning issue of slate smartphone significances, while also making it easy to track lost or stolen handsets.
The trade of smartphones through the slate request has been major a problem in Nepal for a longtime. However, the slate request principally refers to the distribution/ deals of sanctioned goods via unofficial channels, If you ’re strange with the term. This includes everything from stolen phones brought from abroad, bulk particular significances, or those that have n’t entered “ Type blessing ” from NTA. As a result, the government misses out on implicit profit while the sanctioned importers lose their business.
And an event held on Shrawan 27, 2079 in the presence of officers from NTA, MPIA( Mobile Phone Importers Association), NMDA( Nepal Mobile Distributors Association), and other concerned authorities, NTA assured that MDMS will be enforced in Nepal by Bhadra 30.
What is MDMS?
MDMS is a centralized government– possessed system to keep a record of any and all phones and analogous electronic accessories hat enter the country via their unique IMEI number( s). This includes smartphones, point phones, bar phones, tablets, etc. So, any contrivance with SIM, principally.
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.
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.
How to check if your phone is registered under MDMS?
Now, in order to verify if your handset is officially listed in MDMS, you can head on to “mdms.nta.gov.np“. You’ll see two input fields there; one to check if your existing phone(s) is registered in the system, and the other to verify whether the phone you’re about to purchase has been logged into MDMS or not.
Is it MDMS Necessary in Nepal?
Presently, mobile importers have to pay 13 Handbasket and 5 excise duty on mobile significances. likewise, the government has reduced the chance of Handbasket return to 0 this time. therefore, it isn’t surprising that the smartphones bought from the slate request come at a cheap price since they effectively skip paying both freights.
According to NMDA, the slate request covers around 25 of the overall smartphone request in Nepal. And right now, there’s an increase in the demand for mobile phones. Especially after the Nepal Government levied a ban on the import of handsets above USD 300 inmid-July 2022. Back in April 2022, the ban firstly extended to phones worth above USD 600, citing the declining state for foreign reserves( forex) in Nepal.