Sending the Forms

If applying manually, where do I send the form(s)?

The address depends on the form and its intent. Forms sent to the wrong address may be delayed (or worse).

For a complete list of license filing instructions and filing fees, please visit our ARRL Standard Instructions web page. ARRL members can refer to the ARRL Member Instructions page. ARRL can not process requests for New Vanity call signs. New Vanity Call sign requests and Vanity license renewals require a FCC Regulatory Fee. If you do not wish to pay the mandatory fee at the time of renewal, you may request a sequentially issued call sign. 


FCC Gettysburg, PA

The manually filed FCC Form 605 applications and/or FCC Schedule D (part 1) forms, and FCC 606 Forms that do NOT require a FCC regulatory fee (vanity call sign applications see panel #2.) must be sent to: FCC 1270 Fairfield Road Gettysburg, PA 17325-7245 License modifications/changes or NON-Vanity renewal procedures do not have a fee. Allow 2 to 4 weeks for processing. Only applications not requiring a fee may be sent to the FCC Gettysburg address.

St. Louis, MO

The manually filed vanity applications using an FCC Form 605 and the Schedule D and also the Form 159 with the required FCC Regulatory Fee must be sent to: Federal Communications Commission Wireless Bureau Applications PO Box 979097 St. Louis, MO, 63197-9000 NOTE: The payment type code for vanity applications for the Form 159 is WAVR. The Form 159 Lockbox Number is the PO Box you are mailing the forms (eg, the Lockbox is "979097"). When submitting a vanity application electronically and when the fee is paid by check or money order through the mail, ULS will assign a file number and show the correct fee amount due as well as the payment type code on a confirmation screen. Click the "Form 159" button to put this information onto the Form 159. Print the completed form and mail it with the proper fee. Payments made for electronically filed applications will go to: Federal Communications Commission Wireless Bureau Applications, ULS Electronic Filings PO Box 979097 St. Louis, MO, 63197-9000

ARRL Newington address:

The ARRL VEC will check and forward data to the FCC from the NCVEC Form 605 for ARRL Members. The NCVEC Form 605 can only be processed by a VEC (not a VE Team), and not by the FCC. Processing time is one to two weeks for ARRL-VEC to electronically process the application. The NCVEC Form 605, a quick and easy form, can not be sent directly to the FCC. For a complete list of member filing instructions and filing fees go to the ARRL Member Instructions For License Renewals or Changes page. Send the form to: ARRL VEC 225 Main St. Newington, CT 06111

FCC Washington, DC

Only completed FCC Forms 160 must be sent to this address: FCC Attention CORES Administrator Room CY-C140 445 12th St., SW Washington, DC 20554