• FAQ

    These changes only concern sales by professionals  to private individuals (B2C).

    Example: an online purchase by a Belgian consumer on a Chinese platform. 

    • The purchaser must pay the VAT on all goods imported in the EU from third countries.
    • For goods up to €150 bought online from outside the EU, the purchaser shall pay the VAT during the purchase if the seller is registered in the new import one-stop shop (IOSS).
    • If the seller is not registered in the IOSS or if the purchase amount exceeds €150, the purchaser will in principle pay the VAT to the courier during the delivery.

    To avoid any surprises, please check carefully from whom you are purchasing, especially if the VAT and the import duty are included in the selling price. Check your order and your invoice!

    All you need to know about the new VAT e-commerce rules (Information for consumers in the EU).

    More info avaliable on the website of the Federal  Public Service FINANCE:

  • FAQ

    Belgium missed two European deadlines for the 5G roll-out in 2020: 30 June 2020, the date set for allowing the use of 5G in the 700 MHz band and 30 December 2020, the deadline for 3400-3800 MHz and at least 1 GHz in the 26 GHz band (provided there is sufficient demand from the market, which is not the case in Belgium today).

    Most European countries did make the 5G pioneer bands available:

      700 MHz 3400 – 3800 MHz
    Cyprus December 2020 December 2020
    Denmark March 2019 December 2020
    Germany Juin 2015 June 2019
    Estonia   December 2020
    Finland November 2016  October 2018
    France Novembre 2015 October 2020
    Greece December 2020 December 2020
    Hungary April 2020 April 2020
    Irland   May 2017
    Italy October 2018 October 2018
    Latvia   September 2018
    Luxembourg August 2020  August 2020
    The Netherlands July 2020  
    Norway June 2019  
    Austria September 2020  March  2019
    Slovakia December 2020 July 2017
    Espagne   July 2018
    Czech Republic January 2021 January 2021
    The United Kingdom July 2020  April 2018
    Sweden December 2018 December 2019
    Switzerland June 2019 January 2019

  • FAQ

    You must send us your station authorisation back so that we can deactivate it and so that your vessel can be deleted from international databases.

    Please send it to:

    BIPT
    Maritime Department
    Ellipse Building C
    Boulevard du Roi Albert II 35 Box 1
    1030 Brussels (Belgium)

  • FAQ

    On 1 January 2021 current relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom will come to an end, whether a partnership agreement is concluded or not.

    Starting from 1 January 2021 the United Kingdom (UK) will be treated as a non-EU country for customs purposes.

    Parcels from and to the United Kingdom will have to follow the same procedure as that applied to third countries (non-EU countries), such as Canada or the United States. This means that these parcels must be accompanied by a customs form, which is necessary to be processed through customs.

    For more information, we advise you to contact the Brexit Call Centre of the General Administration of Customs & Excise Duties. This contact centre is available from Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the phone number 0257/55.555.

  • FAQ

    Yes, it is. An application form is available. The aeronautical authorisation is charged: € 19,05 to pay on the account of BIPT: IBAN BE68 6791 7078 1634 (BIC : PCHQBEBB), with the reference “Aeronautical authorisation”.

    You must enclose:

    • the copy of the proof of the payment of € 19,05;
    • In case of an application on behalf of a company or association, a copy of the articles of association.

    Please note that you can not use that authorisation on the ground. You must always use the call sign of the aircraft containing the portable radio. Your radio must bear the CE marking and must be accompanied by the EU declaration of conformity. It must also operate on 8.33 kHz.

  • FAQ

    You can use the form.  Each application for a station authorisation (including a fixed, a mobile and a portable station) entails an application fee of €51,24 except for a station without an operator, for which it amounts to €102,49. A yearly fee of €51,24 is also charged for each type of station.  You can also apply for an additional station authorisation at the same price.

    Except for the automatic packet reporting system (APRS), the application can not relate to a radio amateur station without an operator which is a fixed station ensuring the retransmission of a received signal or transmitting a continuous signal, without the physical presence of a user.

  • FAQ

    A form is available. The operator’s certificate is valid for 5 years and is charged: €25,62 in 2021. 

    • If you have passed an exam and are asking you first operator’s certificate (or if you have passed a superior exam and enter a higher class), it will be included in the examination price.
    • If you were a radio amateur in the past and you wish to resume the hobby, please send us your certificate of achievement. A certificate will be issued at the above-mentioned price.
    • If you hold a certificate issued by another CEPT country and now live in Belgium, you can, based on that certificate, get a Belgian operator’s certificate at the above-mentioned price.
    • If you hold a certificate issued by a non-CEPT country and now live in Belgium, you must provide BIPT, in addition to the copy of the certificate of achievement, with the detailed subject matter of the examination you took in that country. This matter has to be provided in French, Dutch or English through either an official translation (sworn translator) or an official website. BIPT will, according to this information, determine the level of the licence.

  • FAQ

    Radio amateurs can choose their call signs according to the following rules:

    • The call sign has to be available.
    • Regarding the class A operator’s certificate, you can choose a prefix starting with ON1, ON4, ON5, ON6, ON7, ON8 and ON9.
      For the class B operator’s certificate, the prefix will be ON2.
      For the class C operator’s certificate, the prefix will be ON3.
    • The choice of the call sign is limited to the last 2 or 3 letters.
    • A radio amateur can apply for as many call signs as he/she desires, within his/her class. Each additional call sign entails an application fee (€51,24) as well as a yearly fee (€51,24).
    • Call signs can not be reserved and are granted in order of request.
    • If a radio amateur stops his/her activities, his/her call sign (primary only) can not be granted to a third party for 5 years.

  • FAQ

    If you hold a class A certificate, you can, in addition to your main call sign, be granted a short call sign (only one) via the form.

    Extra series of OO to OT call signs, in the format of OOxA, where x=0 to 9 and A= A to Z can be applied for.

    Each additional call sign entails an application fee (€51,24) as well as a yearly fee (€51,24).

  • FAQ

    An application form is available. The aeronautical certificate is offered with charge: €6,41 to pay on the account of BIPT: IBAN BE68 6791 7078 1634 (BIC : PCHQBEBB).

    Do not forget to sign your form!

    You must enclose:

    • the original copy of the certificate of achievement of the exam, issued by the FPS Mobility and Transport or by the competence centre of the aviation unit;
    • the copy of the proof of the payment of €6,41;
    • a recent passport photograph;
    • a copy of both sides of the identity card.

    Please note that the ATCO (Air Traffic Control) licence does not entitle to the operator’s certificate – it is essential that you provide the certificate of achievement of the FPS examination. If you do not have that certificate anymore, you can ask an equivalent document to the FPS. A copy of your PPL, ATPL... does not entitle to the operator’s licence. The ELP is not sufficient either.

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