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Operating Permit Information

India (VU)
While there is a bilateral reciprocal agreement between the US and India, there are steps that must be taken to obtain a permit. The current information on foreign nationals operating in India will be found at https://arsi.info/foreign-national-operating-in-india/

Indonesia (YB)
It is possible to obtain an operating permit for visitors to Indonesia. We recommend you contact the IARU national member society - Organisasi Amatir Radio Indonesia (ORARI) – at hq.orari@gmail.com for specific details.

Iran (EP)
We do not have current information on licensing in Iran.

Iraq (YI)
For information on current licensing in Iraq, contact the Iraq Amateur Radio Society at info@iraqiars.com or yi3ars@gmail.com

Ireland (EI)
For visitors, Ireland is a participant in CEPT.

Israel (4X)
Israel offers full reciprocity to amateurs from countries that have implemented CEPT T/r 61-01, See: https://www.iarc.org/iarc/#CEPT

Italy (I)
For visitors, Italy is a participant in CEPT.

ITU Headquarters (4UxITU)
It may be possible to operate as a guest from the ITU Headquarters station in Geneva, but potential visitors need to make arrangements well in advance. Contact International Amateur Radio Club at:
International Amateur Radio Club
PO Box 6
CH-1211 Geneva 20
Switzerland
Or by email at: 4u1itu@itu.int

Because of security precautions, this process should be started several months before your proposed visit. Since the station is located in a secured facility, it is not possible to just "drop in" and try to operate.

Jamaica (6Y)
The application form is found on-line at https://www.sma.gov.jm/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Amateur-Radio-Station-Licence-Application-Form.pdf

For assistance contact their IARU liaison Basil C. Davidson, 6Y5DB at basil.davidson@outlook.com

The information on their licensing authority is:
Spectrum Management Authority
2nd Floor, VMBS Building
53 Knutsford Boulevard
Kingston 5,
Jamaica
Phone: + 876 929 8550 / 8520
Fax: +876 960 8981
Email: lmatheson@sma.gov.jm or info@sma.gov.jm

Japan (JA)
The national society website is www.jarl.org Information on applying for a reciprocal license is found at https://www.jarl.org/English/3_Application/A-3.htm

Jordan (JY)
Licensed visitors have access to the Royal Jordanian Radio Amateurs Society headquarters station (JY6ZZ) during working hours. It is also possible for short-term visitors to obtain an operating permit, but requires three or more months to obtain the permit. Information is found at https://rjras.com/licensing/

Kazakhstan (UN)
Queries on operating from Kazakhstan should be directed to their National IARU society at un1hq@kfrr.kz

Kenya (5Y-5Z)
Short term visitor operating information can be found at https://www.qsl.net/arsk/license.htm

Kiribati (T3)
The application for a license is found online at http://www.cck.ki/index.php/amateur-radio-application.html

Korea (South) (HL)
Details on visitors licensing is found at https://www.karl.or.kr/eng/03/01.php

Kosovo (Z6)
Kosovo is currently not a signatory to the CEPT agreements. Questions regarding visitor operations in Kosovo may be directed to vjollca.caka@gmail.com

Kuwait (9K)
Short-term visitors to Kuwait will find information on-line at https://kars.org/license-and-membership/ and may contact the Kuwaiti Amateur Radio Society for additional information at 9k2ra@kars.org

Kyrgystan (EX)
For information on visitor operations contact George Lazarev, EX2M at ex2m@mail.ru, who may be able to assist you.

Laos (XW)
We have no current information of contact for operators vising Laos.

Lebanon (OD)
Details of obtaining a Foreign Resident’s Operators License, including downloading documents, may be found at https://www.ral.org.lb/

Lesotho (7P)
For information on amateur radio in Lesotho please visit: https://www.qsl.net/7p8ms/ or by email to 7p8ms-martin@adelfang.co.ls

Liberia (EL)
The IARU national society for Liberia is Liberia Radio Amateur Association (LRAA) and can assist with licensing issues for visitors. Contact via email at waa@tresw.net

Libya (5A)
Thee is no reciprocal agreement between the US and Libya. Your best contact for information would be Abubaker Alzway, 5A1AK at elzo71@yahoo.com

Macau (XX9)
Visitors wishing to operate from Macau should contact their national IARU society – the Associacao dos Radioamadores de Macau – at arm@arm.org.mo well in advanced of the planned arrival to see what the current procedures entail.

Madagascar / Malagasy Republic (5R-5S)
For information on obtaining a license to operate in the Malagasy Republic visit https://www.dx-holiday.com/news/malagasy-call-sign/

Malawi (7Q)
Amateur operators are licensed by the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA).
Contact MACRA at:
MACRA House
9 Salmin Amour Road Private Bag 261 Blantyre, Malawi
Phone: +265 (0) 1 810497
dg-macra@macra.org.mw

Malaysia (9M)
The guidelines for the amateur radio service in Malaysia can be found in PDF format here: https://www.mcmc.gov.my/skmmgovmy/files/attachments/Guideline_Amateur_Radio_Service_2012.pdf

Maldives (8Q)
Information on foreign licensing can be found at https://www.cam.gov.mv/amateur_lic.htm. If you need assistance, you can contact the Maldives Amateur Radio society at: https://www.marsmv.org/contact-us/

Mali (TZ)
The last best contact information for Mali would be to contact the Secretary of the Club des Radioamateurs et Affilies du Mali [CRAM] (the IARU member society) shown on the IARU Website as Amadou Madany Tall, TZ6AMT at madany@teliman.net or the President of CRAM Hamadoun Yattara, TZ6HY at cram.tz6hy@gmail.com

Malta (9H)
For information go to the main Malta Amateur Radio League website at http://www.9h1mrl.org/ and from the tabs on the left select "Articles" where there is posted information about Obtaining a visitor's licence for ham holiday makers in Malta.

Marshall Islands (V7)
The has a reciprocal agreement with the Marshall Islands. The application form can be found online at https://view.officeapps.live.com/op/view.aspx?src=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.qsl.net%2Fv73ns%2FRMIApplicationFinal.doc

Mauritania (5T)
The US does not have a reciprocal operating agreement with Mauritania. No IARU information is available.

Mauritius (3B)
Go to the Mauritius Amateur Radio Society webpage at https://www.qsl.net/mars/site.html and on the left hand side of the page select "Visitor License" for information. The application form may be found at: https://www.icta.mu/docs/applicationforms/RADIO_AMATEUR_LIC.pdf

Mexico (XE)
There have been significant changes in Mexico’s telecommunications structure. CoFeTel has been replaced by a new telecommunications agency - IFT. At this time there are no procedures in place for US licensees (or those from other nations) to obtain a valid license in Mexico or to operate under a reciprocal agreement.

Mongolia (JT)
The Mongolian Radio Sports Federation [MRSF] is the IARU member society for Mongolia. The best contact for information on operating from Mongolia is MRSF Secretary Bat-Erdene Zevgee, JT1CS jt1cs@mrsf.mn The link to the application form is: https://www.qsl.net/jt1kaa/files/FORM4.DOC

Morocco (CN)
Information on obtaining a temporary license is found at: https://www.arram.ma/#/indicatifs-temp
Queries can be directed to their IARU member society at arram.cn8mc@gmail.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cnmc.arram

Mozambique (C8 – C9)
There is not readily available information on either the IARU Society in Mozambique and there is no current website or email address available. The National Society is Liga dos Radio Emissores de Mocambique [LREM] with the last known address of P.O. Box 25, Maputo, Mozambique.

Myanmar (XY – XZ)
There does not appear to be any direct way for visiting amateurs to operate from Myanmar.

Namibia (V5)
Information on visiting operations from Nambia can be found at http://www.narlnam.com/guest-license.html

Nauru (C2)
While it appears possible for visitors top operate, navigating to the right governmental office may be difficult. Your best bet is to start with an inquiry to the government’s website which you can find at http://www.naurugov.nr/contact-us.aspx

Nepal (9M)
The government addresses amateur radio licensing on a case by case basis. The government contact information is: Minister of Communication and Information Technology; Singha Durbar, Kathmandu. Telephone: +977-1-4211556 Email: info@moic.gov.np URL: http://www.moic.gov.np

New Caledonia (FK)
Participates in CEPT through its ties to France.

New Zealand (ZL)
Visitors to New Zealand will find the information online at https://www.nzart.org.nz/info/visitors

Nicaragua (YN)
Very detailed instructions will be found at https://mintic.gov.co/portal/inicio/Tramites-Otros-Procedimientos-Administrativos-y-Consultas-digitales-Informacion/RABCA/4259:8-Permiso-de-Operacion-de-Radioaficionados-Extranjeros-de-paso-por-el-pais

Niger (5U)
We do not have any current information or contacts for amateur radio in Niger.

Nigeria (5N)
The best current information appears to be through the Nigerian Communications Commission at https://www.ncc.gov.ng/accessible/documents/738-spectrum-draft-authorization-framework-amateur-radio-services-in-nigeria/file. The Nigerian Amateur Radio Association has a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TheNigeriaAmateurRadioSocietyIncorporatedd but note there hasn’t been recent activity on this page.

Niue (ZK2)
Direct your inquiries to the Director General of Infrastructure Andre.Siohane@mail.gov.nu

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