Type Approvals

Licences required to establish and operate a telecommunications apparatus in Bermuda.

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About Type Approvals

Companies shall submit a type approval to establish and operate Telecommunications apparatus in Bermuda. ”Telecommunications apparatus” means any apparatus or article, or any part thereof, intended for, or capable of, transmitting writing, signs, signals, pictures, visual matter, impulses and sounds by radio. Section 28B of the Telecommunications Act 1986 defines the standards that these devices must meet before they can be imported in Bermuda as those granted authorization under the certification or grant of:

  • The Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America; or
  • The Canadian Standards Association International; or
  • The International Telecommunications Union.

These guidelines are designed to be simple thus making the application process for type approval as clear and smooth as practicably possible. The information/documentation, the prescribed form and the fees required by the RA for the grant of a type approval certificate are specified herein. Bermuda does not carry out testing of any devices and therefore an applicant must be in possession of a certificate or compliance verification issued by an approved administration.

The fee for a Type Approval is $200.

Required Information

The following information is required when submitting a type approval application.

  • Name of Applicant
  • Address of Applicant
  • Copy of FCC Grant1 or Industry Canada Certificate2
  • Description of Device and associated Manuals
  • Brand Name
  • Model Number
  • Mailing Address (if different from above)
  • Payment (As of April 1st, 2018 the fee will be $200 USD/per application.)

Instructions for Payment

A remittance must be emailed to licence [at] ra.bm. This will ensure that payments are allocated correctly in our system.

For payments, please find banking details listed below. For electronic transfers or email a completed Credit Card Form to licence [at] ra.bm.

Banking Details



Beneficiary Bank:

HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited

Beneficiary Account Number:

011 084456 501 – US Dollar only

Beneficiary Name:

Regulatory Authority of Bermuda


Craig Appin House,
8 Wesley Street
Hamilton HM 11

Note: Please ensure the Note to Beneficiary includes the applicant name and model number.

Type Approval Form

Please submit a Type Approval Form (link below) with the above information as well as a copy of your FCC Grant Certificate. Submission instructions are included in the form.

Type Approval Form
(file download)