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Rule for Registering IMEI in Indonesia?

Under the regulation, phones with international mobile equipment identity (IMEI) — a unique code assigned to every SIM card slot a phone has — that have not been registered in Indonesia will not be able to connect to any of the country’s cellular services.


The rules have slightly changed, now foreigner can use their phone for a period of 90 days without registering!

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You can dial *#06# to automatically bring up your phone’s IMEI.

The Ministry of Industries, one of the initiators of the regulation, has launched a page where users can enter their phone’s IMEI to see if it’s registered in the government’s database of legally approved phones.

You can view the page here.

Your phone’s IMEI should be available in the about section of its settings. Alternatively, you can dial *#06# to automatically bring up your phone’s IMEI.

What to do if it’s not registered?

If you register device at airport within 24 hours of arrival you don’t pay customs tax on devices less than the value of US$500. Anything above that you have to pay 40% tax.

Easy way to register IMEI at Indonesian Airport

If it’s more than 24 hours after you arrive you pay 40% tax regardless of the value of device. In this case you have to register your mobile device at the tax office

Bring your:

  • Passport,
  • boarding pass or flight ticket
  • IMEI number

You can WhatsApp them from their official website, if you have any questions.

Link to official website :

1 Comment

  • Thomas
    September 29, 2022 at 11:54 am

    This is such a bulshit foreigners tourist dont have to subscribe but Indonesian people who live abroad have to subscribe IMEI like locals even if they are on vacation. The rule is so damn wrong because these people have to go back to their other country. But still this government makes this rule so difficult because there are too many things they want to see. Just say i am tourist and give a sin card why all the admin while the person lives abroad not in Indonesia. So stupid!


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