The Crux of R.A. 11934 or the SIM Registration Act
General Rules and Guidelines for Registration of SIMs
The Republic Act 11934 or also known as the “Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card Registration Act,” was signed into law on October 10, 2022, requiring end-users to register their new or existing SIM cards with their respective Public Telecommunications Entities (PTEs) within 180 days from the law’s effectivity date.
A SIM card carries a unique international mobile subscriber number to identify and authenticate subscribers on mobile electronic devices. Its mandatory registration will serve as a preventive measure addressing the rising mobile phone-aided crimes such as text scams. The rollout will be on December 27, 2022, 15 days after the issuance of the National Telecommunications Commission’s (NTC) implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of RA 11934.
A SIM will be deactivated if the end-users fail to comply with the said registration process. However, it may be reactivated after the end-users register the SIM within five days from the automatic deactivation.
The PTEs will provide their users with virtual platforms to accomplish the registration process and should ensure that the end-users’ data are secured and protected at all times by complying with the minimum information security standards prescribed by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DITC).
The following are the data and information needed and the documents to be presented in the registration process by end-users:
Here is the summary of the penalties with the corresponding violations reiterated by the Act and the published IRR:
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