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  • FAQ

    Once Brexit enters into force, i.e. on 1 January 2021, the European rules on roaming will no longer apply in the United Kingdom.

    Wholesale services

    Providers of roaming services to roaming customers (hereinafter “roaming services providers”) operating within the EU:

    • when they request wholesale access to roaming services, no longer benefit from the obligation for mobile network operators established in the United Kingdom to meet all the reasonable wholesale roaming access requests (Article 3 of the Regulation (EU) No 531/2012);
    • will no longer benefit from EU regulation on the maximum wholesale roaming tariffs that the operators of a visited network established in the United Kingdom may charge for providing wholesale roaming services in the European Union (Articles 7, 9 and 12 of the Regulation (EU) No 531/2012). In the event of a Brexit without an agreement, customers must be informed of the new roaming tariffs that apply in the United Kingdom or from an EU country to the United Kingdom.

    Retail services

    • Operators will no longer be obliged to apply the retail service rules as laid down in European legislation to roaming customers in the United Kingdom. As these rules concern the implementation of Roam-like-at-Home tariffs, operators may, if they so wish, apply rates which are higher than domestic rates to roaming customers in the United Kingdom.
    • Operators wishing to no longer apply Roam-like-at-Home tariffs must notify their customers at least one month in advance of the new roaming tariffs which are applicable in the United Kingdom or from a European country to the United Kingdom.
       

  • FAQ

    Once Brexit enters into force, i.e. on 1 January 2021, the European rules on international communications will no longer apply to calls and SMS messages from Belgium to the United Kingdom (and British numbers). As a consequence, operators will no longer be obliged to respect the tariff ceilings provided for in European legislation.

    Operators which decide to no longer apply these tariff ceilings must notify their customers one month in advance of the new applicable tariffs.

  • FAQ
  • FAQ

    Once Brexit enters into force, i.e. on 1 January 2021, the European rules on international communications will no longer apply to calls and SMS messages from Belgium to the United Kingdom (and British numbers).

    This means that when making a call or sending SMS messages from Belgium to the United Kingdom (and British numbers), consumer prices may be much higher than today as operators will no longer have to respect the current tariff ceilings.

  • FAQ

    An application form is available. The 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 the aircraft must be registered with the DGAT.

  • 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.

  • FAQ

    You must register via a GMDSS examination centre.

    The practical exam takes place on the equipment used by the candidate during his or her training. There is a €70,46 registration fee, which is non-refundable. In case of an annulment more than one week before the exam or upon presentation of a medical certificate, the registration fee can be moved to another date.

    To pass the exam one has to score 50% for each subject and 60% in total. An exemption is granted for the parts for which the candidate scored 70%.

  • 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

    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

    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.

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