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FCC Application Fee Instructions


                          FCC Not Yet Collecting $35 Application Fee

An effective date for the new Amateur Radio license application fees
has not been announced. It is expected that such fees will not be
put into effect until sometime in 2022. 


The $35 application fee, when it becomes effective, will apply to new,
modification (upgrade and sequential call sign change), renewal, and
vanity call sign applications.  All fees will be per application.

Administrative updates, such as a change of name, mailing or email
address, are exempt.


VECs and Volunteer Examiner (VE) teams will not have to collect the $35 fee
at exam sessions.  Once the FCC application fee takes effect, new and upgrade
applicants will pay the $15 exam session fee to the VE team as usual, and pay
the $35 application fee directly to the FCC by using the
Pay Fees System.

The FCC announced on March 19 that the amateur radio application fees, including those associated with Form 605 filings, would not become effective until the "requisite notice has been provided to Congress, the FCC's information technology systems and
internal procedures have been updated, and the Commission publishes notice(s) in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of such rules."

The FCC has stated that amateurs will have at least 90 days advance warning of the actual effective date, because it will publish such date in the Federal Register.
Further news and instructions will follow when the FCC releases them.

FCC Instructions (not applicable until fees take effect): 
If paying fees for an application filed via the Universal Licensing System, please
use the Pay Fees System at https://apps2.fcc.gov/Batch_Filer/login.cfm
and choose
"Payer FRN Login".

FEE SCHEDULE (not applicable until fees take effect):
INDIVIDUALS

$35 FEE: New, modification (upgrade and sequential call sign change), renewal, and vanity call sign applications. All fees will be per application.
NO FEE: Administrative updates, such as a change of name, mailing or email address, or license cancellation.
AMATEUR RADIO CLUBS
$35 FEE: New, renewal, trustee change, and vanity call sign applications. All fees will be per application.
NO FEE: Administrative updates, such as a change of name, mailing or email address, or license cancellation.

ARRL News Story about the FCC Application Fees:
FCC Application Fees Unlikely to Go into Effect Until 2022 
 

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