SIM Card Registration Act or Republic Act No. 11934 is the new law signed by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on October 10, 2022. This RA aims to track perpetrators of crimes committed through phones because scams through text and online messages have become more prevalent in recent years. That is why the Philippine government created a way to stop it. If you’re curious about what will happen if you don’t register your sim card, then keep on reading.
Every SIM user must follow the law. Users must register their new SIM card with their telco provider. Failure to register the SIM will lead to deactivation. Registering your SIM card is completely FREE. You just need to provide your ID and other documents for verification purposes.
If you don’t register your SIM card, there will be penalties and violations.
Penalties and Violations:
- First offense: Fine from ₱100,000 to ₱300,000
- Second offense: Fine from ₱300,000 to ₱500,000
- Third and subsequent offense: Fine from ₱500,000 to P1,000,000 for every offense
- Selling or transferring registered sim card without complying with registration requirements: Fine from ₱100,000 to ₱300,000 or imprisonment for six months to two years
- Inaccurate information to defraud six years imprisonment or a fine of ₱200,0000
Subscribers will have 180 days starting December 27 or the effectivity of the law to register their SIM cards.