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  • FAQ

    Both. An aeronautical authorisation is required when airborne but a maritime authorisation is required when on water. Furthermore, it can use a PLB: a device which can be activated by the user in case of emergency. That type of device is not subject to an authorisation in Belgium, provided that it is registered by the user via www.406registration.com.

  • FAQ

    Yes, however, you must apply for a special authorisation. You will find more information on the page Professional users – Mobile networks

  • FAQ

    An application form is available. The authorisation is charged: € 18.82 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 € 18.82;
    • In case of an application on behalf of a company or association, a copy of the articles of association.

    Please note that the aircraft must be registered with the DGAT.

  • FAQ

    We will contact you via ordinary mail before the expiration date.

    Make sure to always report any change in your contact details to us (according to regulation your data must always be up to date).

    However, if BIPT has not contacted you two weeks before the expiration date, please contact us as soon as possible

  • FAQ

    Congratulations! You will receive your certificate via ordinary mail.

  • FAQ

    A form is available. The operator’s certificate is valid for 5 years and is charged: €25.31 in 2019. 

    • 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

    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 (€50.62) as well as a yearly fee (€50.62).

  • FAQ

    We do not issue ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) codes: these are four-letter codes for geographic classification which are assigned to each airport around the world.

    International Civil Aviation Organization codes

  • 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
    1030 Brussels (Belgium)

  • FAQ

    A form is available; please follow the instructions correctly, particularly the requests for documents that are necessary to process your application.

    The authorisation is free.

    Complete applications are processed in the chronological order of their arrival.

    Contacting us is unnecessary; if your file is incomplete, we will ask you to provide us with the missing elements. As soon as you file is processed, you will receive the authorisation via ordinary mail.

    Ground stations also need to be covered by an authorisation

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