Applications for IMEI allocations are made on-line. You must register your organisation before you can apply for an IMEI allocation. Following registration, you will be allocated an Organisation Code and password; this code must be remembered for use in subsequent IMEI applications.
The applicant organisation must be the legal entity that is responsible for designing and/or manufacturing a mobile terminal complying with the standards of GSM or IMT2000 with a view to placing it on the market on his own behalf.
The organisation has an obligation to ensure that the product intended to be placed on the market is designed and manufactured, and its conformity assessed, to comply with the provisions of the applicable regulations.
The organisation must retain the overall control of the production of the device and maintain the necessary level of competence to take the responsibility for placing the product on the market regardless of the extent to which aspects of the manufacturing process have been undertaken by third parties.
Only organisations covered by the above definition or their authorised representative are eligible to obtain IMEI block allocations. A letter of authorisation for such representatives should be provided to TÜV SÜD BABT prior to the application. An OEM manufacturer or a test laboratory can act as the authorised agent.
The on-line registration form requests detailed information be provided about the organisation. Registration will not be accepted unless all mandatory fields (*) in the on-line form are completed to support the application.
Evidence must be provided with (or in addition to) the application to ensure the following:
a) That the applicant is a legitimate organisation. To establish this the application form requests:
The Company Registration Number is a recognised identification provided by a Government Authority.
A Notified Body is an independent certification body you use so you can provide evidence to your customers, customs officialsand network operators that your equipment complies with the European R&TTE Directive.You must comply with the R&TTE Directive if you intend to sell your equipment in Europe or if your equipment roams into a European country.
b) That the company is selling product that is to connect to the Telecoms Network. This includes modular devices.
A company website submitted as part of the application may help provide some of this information.
TÜV SÜD BABT will assess the application and, if acceptable, allocate the organisation with an Organisation Code. This code must be remembered for use in subsequent IMEI applications.
TÜV SÜD BABT reserves the right to refuse applications where there is doubt about the validity of the applicant. A refused application may be re-submitted with additional evidence of validity.
Applications for Organisation registration
An organisation or authorised representative seeking organisation registration should submit a completed copy of the on-line forms at: Register to apply for IMEIs