Zambia to start registering sim-cards

Zambia to start registering sim-cards



In compliance with the Information Communication Technologies (ICT) Act No.15 of 2009 and the Statutory Instrument on the Registration of Electronic Communication Apparatus No. 65 of 2011, ZICTA announces to all mobile cell phone subscribers in Zambia the commencement of the Registration of Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards by the three mobile cellular Service Providers.

This registration shall apply to each network SIM Card on pre-paid and post paid platforms
existing individual and corporate subscribers.

Those who acquire new SIM cards will be required to register at the point of acquiring them.

All mobile cellular subscribers SHALL be required to register their SUBSCRIBER IDENTIFICATION MODULE (SIM) details with their respective mobile service provider starting today. The Registration process shall be administered by each Mobile Service Provider and following information SHOULD be provided:
Full name,
National Registration Card Number, Driving license (for Zambian subscribers), passport or work-permit number (for Non Zambia Subscribers),
Physical address.
The email address, if available and details of valid identification documents.
Serial Number of SIM Cards

Where the Subscriber is a Zambian but is below the age of 16 and does not, possess a National Registration Card, such a person shall use the parent’s or Guardian’s documents.

This registration shall be for both existing individual and corporate Subscribers and shall be done using the legislated format. More details of the registration process will be made available to the public through various media houses and channels.

Members of the public are kindly informed that the registration process will COMMENCE IMMEDIATELY and will be an ongoing exercise. A cutoff date for registration of existing SIM cards shall be announced due course. The public is further informed that FAILURE to register after the cutoff/deadline, will result SIM deactivation and therefore subscribers will not be able to communicate. Kindly ensure early compliance to avoid being inconvenienced.

Chisha M. Malunda
Public Relations

Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA)

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