Pay for a new licence

You need to pay for a new radio or spectrum licence before it can be granted or registered.


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

To pay your licence application, you need to:

  1. Logon to the Register of Radio Frequencies(external link) (RRF).
  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.
  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.
  4. 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 page.
  5. Select either:
    1. [Confirm] or
    2. [Reject].

5.1. Confirm

Select [Confirm] to accept the new licence.

    • Radio licences
      • A [Pay Fees] button will display if you have fees to pay.
        If there are no fees to pay, the process ends for you. Your application has been queued for processing by RSM. You'll be notified by email when the licence(s) is granted.
      • Select [Pay Fees]. The Pay Annual Licence Fees (Application) Summary screen displays.
      • Select [Continue]. The Fee Payment screen displays. Go to Make Payment below.
    • Spectrum licences:
      • This ends your part of the process for this application.
      • Your engineer will create the spectrum licence Form 7 for the band manager to approve.
      • We'll send you an email if any fees are due. Select Manage Licences > Pay Annual Licence Fees (Applications) from the menu. Select the Pay checkbox next to the licences you wish to pay. Select [Continue].
      • The Pay Annual Licence Fees (Application) Summary screen displays with the total fees to pay. Select [Continue].
      • The Fee Payment screen displays. Go to Make Payment below.

5.2. Reject

Select [Reject] if the technical parameters of the licence are wrong:

  • Fill in the reason you're rejecting the licence.
  • The licence application returns to the ARE or ARC who engineered it.
  • Select [Back] if you want to return to your list of applications.

6. Make payment