Pay for a modified licence

You may need to pay licence fees when your licence is modified.

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How you'll know to make payment

You'll be notified by email when your modified licence application has passed engineering certification and your planned licence(s) have been created.

You'll only pay fees if you modify your radio licence in the month that your licence renewal is due. This will be on the anniversary month as shown on the Licence Summary screen in the Register of Radio Frequencies (RRF).

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To pay for your modified licence, you need to:

Step 1

Log in to the RRF(external link)

Step 2

Select Applications > Manage Licence Applications from the menu. You'll see a list of your licence application(s). Where 'Fees Paid' = 'No', these are ready for payment.

Step 3

Select the App No link beside the 'Planned' licence you want to pay. This opens the Licence Application screen and shows a summary of your application.

Step 4

Select [Licence] to check if it's correct. Then select [Confirm] to accept, or [Reject] to decline the details of the licence.

  • Select [Licence]. This allows you to view the technical details of the planned licence to ensure they are correct. You can select any hyperlink to look at further details. When you've finished, select [Back] to return to the Application Summary screen.
  • Select [Confirm]
    • to accept the modified radio licence.
    • to accept a modified spectrum licence. This ends your part of the process for this application. Your engineer will create a Modify spectrum licence Form 8 for the band manager to approve. We'll send you an email if any fees are due. Select [Back] to go back to your list of applications in Step 2.
  • Select [Reject] if the technical parameters are wrong. You need to fill in the reason why you’re rejecting the licence. The licence application is returned to the ARE or ARC who engineered it. You can choose to logout or go [Back] to your list of applications in Step 2.

When a radio licence is modified, the original licence is cancelled when we grant the modified licence. A new licence number is issued at the time of granting. Spectrum Licence numbers don't change during modification as they undergo a different process.

Step 5

Select [Pay Fees]. This will take you to the Pay Annual Licence Fees (Applications) Summary screen. You will see the modified licence application fees to pay. You'll get a message asking you to [Continue].

Step 6

Choose an invoice option.

Step 7

Make payment.