The Communique on the Amendment of the Communique on the Registration of Devices with Electronic İdentity Information has been published in the Official Gazette!
The Communique on the Amendment of the Information Technologies and Communication Authority’s (“Authority”) Communique on the Registration of Devices with Electronic İdentity Information, has been published on the Official Gazette dated on 15 September 2021, numbered 31509.
The first article, determining the purpose of the notice, was updated to specify;
- The recording of electronic identity information so that devices with electronic identity information that are imported, manufactured, or brought with passengers from abroad can benefit from the electronic communication service,
- The prevention the provision of electronic communication services to lost, illegal or stolen devices,
- The procedures and principles regarding the devices whose electronic identity information is copied to other devices, disposed, exported, and/or reported to be in financial debt by the operators or benefiting from the international permanent data roaming service.
Furthermore, the notice was expanded to address;
- Devices with electronic identity information that operators provide services on their networks through their IMSI’s,
- Devices with electronic identity information that receive permanent international data roaming service and communicate without audio communication,
- Devices with electronic identification information used in the 112 in-vehicle emergency call system (e-Call).
The other amendments that were brought with the new communique can be summarized in the following manner;
- IMEI registration applications for imported or manufactured exchange devices
The IMEI numbers of the devices to be exchanged and intended for exchange must be notified to the Authority by the manufacturer or importer, also notifying that they are intended for exchange. After the controls, the IMEI numbers of the two devices will be changed, provided that they belong to a device of the same brand.
- Incorrectly reported IMEI numbers
In order to correct incorrectly registered IMEI numbers, the necessary corrections must be made by the relevant public institution and forwarded to the Authority electronically within the first six months after the registration of the device.
- Devices that have not received electronic communication services for seven consecutive years
A new article has been added for devices that have not received electronic communication services for seven consecutive years. Within the scope of this article, it is stated that if these devices do not receive electronic communication for seven years after being registered in the Mobile Device Registration System (MCKS), the request for re-registering their IMEI numbers will be made via MCKS, again through the importer or manufacturer of the device. If the importer or manufacturer of the device has ceased to operate, it is possible for the user to re-register their device if they apply to the Authority with the necessary documents proving this.
You may reach the full Turkish version of the Communique via the link below: