The Ukrainian State Center For Radio Frequencies (Ukrchastotnahliad) reminds foreigners about registering their mobile phones in the IMEI-code database if they use services of Ukrainian mobile operators.
A subscriber can use his/her mobile phone within three months having received an SMS from the operator saying that his/her phone is on the “grey” list and the service will be cancelled in three months.
To register an IMEI-code, a subscriber has to file an application for registration in the single IMEI code database together with a copy of the first page of his/her passport and a note about crossing the Ukrainian boundary.
The regulation does not concern roaming-users. They may use their cell phone in Ukraine without limits in time.
Ukrchastotnahliad launched an information mobile phone IMEI-code registration system in April 2009.