DXCC Awards Fees
Application Fees [PDF]
Effective April 2, 2012
There are now 3 ways to apply for a DXCC award:
1: Traditional paper cards (Submitted to DXCC directly or approved by a card checker)
2: Logbook of the World (LOTW)
3: The Online DXCC Application
The hybrid application submission (paper cards combined with Logbook of the World) has been discontinued. Each submission is now a separate application with separate fees for each one.
DXCC accepts the following payment methods for applications:
- Credit Card (recommended)
- Money Order (US or International)
- Cash (not recommended and ARRL not responsible if lost in transit)--DXCC accepts US Dollars and Euros
- Check (from USA bank only)
DXCC does not accept:
- Western Union
- Bank Transfer
- Diner's Club Card
- JCB credit card (Japan Credit Bureau)
- Any cash other than US Dollars and Euros
Payment for DXCC applications is due to the time of the submission. The ARRL cannot bill you. Failure to cover the fees at the time of your submission may result in additional charges and transaction delays.
After we complete the charges, your credit card information is destroyed for privacy reasons.
DXCC applicants are responsible for all postage fees for cards and paperwork sent to and from ARRL. Postage is NOT included in the fees on the attached form.
To ensure that all applicants can have their cards checked, we limit the maximum number of cards that can be field checked at a Hamfest or Convention to 120.
The same limit of 120 cards also applies to applicants who bring their cards to ARRL HQ and who wait for them to be checked.
Applicants may bring more cards with them for checking, but there is no guarantee that more than 120 will be checked while you wait.
There is no maximum limit when applicants bring cards to their local card checker.
Shipping and Handling for Paper Cards
Click below for the chart to estimate the shipping fees that you will be charged for returning paper cards.