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Applying for a short-term license to participate in the amateur radio service

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you have a foreign amateur radio license and are only staying in Germany for a short time, you can obtain a license to participate in the amateur radio service in Germany for a maximum period of 3 months. To do so, submit an application to the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA).

To do so, use the "home callsign" shown on the foreign amateur radio license, which must be followed by

  • the character string "DO/" for class E and
  • the character string "DL/" for class A.

Once the application has been submitted, the BNetzA will check whether and which of the two classes corresponds to your national amateur radio license.

It is assumed that you have informed yourself about the amateur radio regulations applicable in Germany.

You cannot obtain a short-term license if

  • the CEPT recommendations T/R 61-01 or (05)06 apply to your national amateur radio license or
  • your place of residence is in Germany.

Please note that a 3-month short-term license cannot be extended. If you intend to stay longer in Germany, you should apply for recognition of your foreign amateur radio examination certificate or permit.


Process flow

You can submit the short-term license to participate in the amateur radio service online or by e-mail or post.

Online application:

  • Call up the online application on the federal portal verwaltung.bund.de. This will guide you step by step through the necessary information. Complete the application in full online.
  • Upload the necessary documents and submit your application online.
  • The BNetzA will check and process your application.
  • You will then receive an interim notification with a request for payment.
  • Once your payment has been received, your application will be processed.
  • You will receive
    • a certificate of approval or
    • a notice of rejection.

Application by e-mail or post:

  • Go to the BNetzA website and open the application form.
  • You can either
    • fill it out directly online or
    • download it and then complete it.
  • Then send the signed application together with the necessary documents to the Federal Network Agency by e-mail or post.
  • The BNetzA will check and process your application.
  • You will then receive an interim notification with a request for payment.
  • Once your payment has been received, your application will be finally processed.
  • You will receive
    • a certificate of approval or
    • a notice of rejection.
Requirements
  • You have a foreign amateur radio license.
  • You do not have a permanent residence in Germany.
  • The CEPT recommendation T/R 61-01 or (05)06 does not apply to you.
Which documents are required?
  • Application form
  • Copy of your valid national amateur radio license
  • if not issued in English, French or German: Translation of the amateur radio license
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no application deadline.

Legal basis
Appeal
  • Appeal
    Further information on how to lodge an objection can be found in the notification or the fee notice.
  • Appeal to the administrative court
What else should I know?

There are no indications or special features.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport Affairs (BMDV)

Process flow

You can submit the short-term license to participate in the amateur radio service online or by e-mail or post.

Online application:

  • Call up the online application on the federal portal verwaltung.bund.de. This will guide you step by step through the necessary information. Complete the application in full online.
  • Upload the necessary documents and submit your application online.
  • The BNetzA will check and process your application.
  • You will then receive an interim notification with a request for payment.
  • Once your payment has been received, your application will be processed.
  • You will receive
    • a certificate of approval or
    • a notice of rejection.

Application by e-mail or post:

  • Go to the BNetzA website and open the application form.
  • You can either
    • fill it out directly online or
    • download it and then complete it.
  • Then send the signed application together with the necessary documents to the Federal Network Agency by e-mail or post.
  • The BNetzA will check and process your application.
  • You will then receive an interim notification with a request for payment.
  • Once your payment has been received, your application will be finally processed.
  • You will receive
    • a certificate of approval or
    • a notice of rejection.

Requirements

  • You have a foreign amateur radio license.
  • You do not have a permanent residence in Germany.
  • The CEPT recommendation T/R 61-01 or (05)06 does not apply to you.

Which documents are required?

  • Application form
  • Copy of your valid national amateur radio license
  • if not issued in English, French or German: Translation of the amateur radio license

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no application deadline.

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Appeal
    Further information on how to lodge an objection can be found in the notification or the fee notice.
  • Appeal to the administrative court

What else should I know?

There are no indications or special features.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport Affairs (BMDV)

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