Date extended up to December 31 for VPN registration

Date extended up to December 31 for VPN registration

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has extended the last date for registration of Virtual Private Network (VPN) up to December 31, 2022.

The PTA said that usage of any mode of communication such as VPN by means of which communication becomes hidden or encrypted is a violation of PTA regulations.

The authority said it had extended the date for VPN registration and also simplified the process. “Now public and private sector organizations, foreign missions and freelancers, who desire to use VPN for their legitimate purposes, must register their VPN by using online application available at https://ipregistration.pta.gov.pk by December 31, 2022, to avoid disruption.

The PTA further said that application for VPN registration will only be accepted through above mentioned online application. “Application communicated through any other means shall not acceptable,” it added.

According to the PTA following features are available in portal for IP Whitelisting and VPN Registration: VPN registration for Companies; VPN registration for free lancers having letter of authentication; IP Whitelisting for Call Centers; and IP Whitelisting for Video Conference for organizations and companies.

The authority highlighted documents required for VPN registration and said that PTA had reduced documentation for VPN registration and IP Whitelisting and following documents would be required:

VPN for Companies:

CNIC of applicant (Both sides)

Letter of Incorporation or proof of Active tax payer

VPN for free lancers

CNIC of applicant (Both sides)

Letter of Authentication from employer / business concern

Call Centers

CNIC of applicant (Both sides)

Letter of Incorporation or proof of Active tax payer

Call Center registration Certificate from PSEB

Fee in case of five or more IP addresses (including previously whitelisted IP addresses)

Video Conferencing

CNIC of applicant (Both sides)

Letter of Incorporation / letter from Government organizations / companies

Fee in case of five or more IP addresses (including previously whitelisted IP addresses)

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