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FCC and VEC Forms and their Uses

Applicants must file online at the FCC website. The FCC does not accept manually filed paper forms.
NCVEC and ARRL forms may only be sent to ARRL.
Use the NCVEC 605 form to apply for a new or upgrade license at an exam session.
 

Purpose

Form

Fee

Send to

Apply for New License
or Upgrade License

Note: For online exams
the 605 is provided in
the program

 NCVEC 605 Form  

Session exam
fees vary
by location
+FCC fees may apply

Bring to an exam session

Modify License via FCC:
Change email or mailing
address, Obtain copy,
Change name

Login and file in the FCC 
License Manager System
with your FRN and password

Currently None;
FCC Application Fees
to be implemented
in
2022

FCC does not
allow paper
filings

Renew License via FCC

Login and file in the FCC 
License Manager System
with your FRN and password

Currently None;
FCC Application Fees
to be implemented
in
2022

FCC does not
allow paper
filings

Modify License via ARRL:
Change email or mailing
address, Obtain copy,
Change name

 NCVEC 605 Form  

ARRL Members -- None
Non-Members --  $15.00
+
FCC fees may apply

ARRL VEC
225 Main St.
Newington, CT 06111

Renew License via ARRL*

 NCVEC 605 Form  

ARRL Members -- None
Non-Members --  $15.00
+FCC fees may apply

ARRL VEC
225 Main St.
Newington, CT 06111

New, Modify, or Renew
Club Station License
or Military-Rec
Station
License via ARRL**

ARRL VEC 605-C Club form
(CSCSA form)

Currently None;
FCC Application Fees
to be implemented
in
2022

ARRL VEC
225 Main St.
Newington, CT 06111

Renew Vanity Club License
via FCC
**

Login and file in the FCC 
License Manager System
with club FRN and password

Currently None;
FCC Application Fees
to be implemented
in
2022

FCC does not
allow paper
filings

Renew Vanity Club License
via ARRL
**

ARRL VEC 605-C Club form
(CSCSA form)

Currently None;
FCC Application Fees
to be implemented
in
2022

ARRL VEC
225 Main St.
Newington, CT 06111

Systematic (random)
Call Sign Change

Login and file in the FCC 
License Manager System
with your FRN and password

Currently None;
FCC Application Fees
to be implemented
in
2022

FCC does not
allow paper
filings

License Copy

Login to the FCC 
License Manager System
with your FRN and password

None

Download the official
authorization (license)

FRN Call Sign Association***

Login to the FCC 
License Manager System
with your FRN and password

None

Associate the FRN to
the license

Request New Vanity
Call Sign via FCC


Login to the FCC 
License Manager System
with your FRN and password

Currently None;
FCC Application Fees
to be implemented
in
2022

FCC does not
allow paper
filings


*The NCVEC Form 605, different from the FCC Form 605, is much more "user-friendly," but must be sent to a VEC for processing, not to the FCC. The FCC no longer accepts paper filings. As a service to ARRL members, the ARRL will process NCVEC Forms 605 for free. FCC application fees will still apply where applicable and must be paid by the applicant.

** The FCC has privatized the club call sign assignment program. Any club or military-recreation station must go through a Club Station Call Sign Administrator (CSCSA). Vanity Call Sign Requests and Vanity Call Sign renewals are the exceptions and may be filed directly with the FCC.
The FCC says that trustees and custodians of club or military-recreation licenses should not use their personal Social Security Number for these licenses. Instead, for clubs, separately register the club through the FCC CORES system.

***  When registering electronically under the the ULS and CORES (COmission REgistration System), you will be forwarded automatically to the proper area of the FCC website to obtain an FRN after you create an account and your account and email address is verfied via an email from the FCC.  An individual or entity is not required to have a call sign, but is required to have an FRN when conducting any business with the FCC. 
 

Form Descriptions

  • NCVEC 605 Form -- used for new license applications and upgrades, license renewals, and name, mailing address, and email address changes. This form cannot be submitted to FCC. Visit the NCVEC 605 Form Instructions page.
  • ARRL VEC Form 605-C -- used for new club or military recreation station licenses, modifications or duplicate requests of a club or military recreation station license or NON-VANITY club renewals or VANITY club renewals with associated FCC Regulatory Fee. This form cannot be submitted to FCC. 
  • FCC Form 610-A -- No longer used for reciprocal operating. See International Operating.
  • FCC Form 610-B -- No longer used for applying for a new club station license, or for renewing a club, military recreation or RACES station license.  See ARRL VEC form 605-C above.
  • FCC 605 Form -- As of June 29, 2021, the FCC no longer accepts paper filings. Applicants must login and file applications in the License Manager System on the FCC website.
  • Additional Information For Amateurs Completing Form 605  -- Read the RF Safety Certification Information before signing the 605 Form.

For a complete list of filing instructions and filing fees visit: 
ARRL Instructions For License Renewals or Changes
 

NCVEC 605 Form

ARRL Members can submit an NCVEC 605 Form to ARRL VEC free of charge to Modify or Renew their Amateur License:

ARRL VEC
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111

FAX: 860-594-0339
Email: VEC@arrl.org