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Frequency License Services

This service is provided by the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) to public and private sector entities wishing to issue licenses for usage of satellite earth station or Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT).

BeneficiaryPublic and private sector entities and NGOs

Required documents

  • Filled application form
  • Official letter detailing request of earth station explaining the need for this request and the authorization of a company dealing with wireless equipment.
  • Letter from the importing company of devices detailing all devices and the quantity required
  • Copy of commercial registration (CR)

Once all required documents and information are submitted, the application is reviewed, and all necessary procedures taken in coordination with relevant authorities. The applicant will be informed in case of approval or rejection following the response of the relevant authorities. The applicant can then pay the required license’s fees and the license will be issued in case of approval.

Fees30 Dinars application Fee + license fee which varies depending on technical specifications (Frequency band and Bandwidth) based on fee plan 

Estimated timeUp to 5 business days

This service is provided by the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) to public and private sector entities wishing to renew licenses for usage of satellite earth station or Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT).

BeneficiaryPublic and private sector entities and NGOs

Required documents

  • Copy of existing license
Once all required documents and information are submitted, the application is reviewed, and all necessary procedures taken. The applicant can then pay the required license’s fees and the license will be issued.

FeesLicense fee which varies depending on technical specifications (Frequency band and Bandwidth) based on fee plan 

Estimated timeUp to 5 business days

This service is provided by the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) to public and private sector entities wishing to modify licenses for usage of satellite earth station or Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT).

BeneficiaryPublic and private sector entities and NGOs

Required documents

  • Letter requesting modification of license, detailed description of required modification, authorization of a company dealing with wireless devices (if necessary)
  • Filled application form.
Once all required documents and information are submitted, the application is reviewed, and all necessary procedures taken in coordination with relevant authorities (if necessary). The applicant will be informed in case of approval or rejection following the response of the relevant authorities. The applicant can then pay the required license’s fees and the license will be issued in case of approval.

Fees30 Dinars application Fee + license fee which varies depending on technical specifications (Frequency band and Bandwidth) based on fee plan 

Estimated time5 business days (plus approximately 2 months if it requires security approval from Ministry of Interior)

This service is provided by the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) to public and private sector entities wishing to issue licenses for usage of satellite earth station or Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT).

BeneficiaryPublic and private sector entities and NGOs

Required documents

  • Copy of existing license
  • Letter requesting cancellation of license
  • Letter from wireless device agent mentioning use of devices as spare parts, or
  • Proof of wireless device collection by the Telecommunication Directorate at Ministry of Interior for destruction, or
  • Proof of wireless device export abroad.

Once all required documents and information are submitted, the application is reviewed, and all necessary procedures taken. The applicant is then informed of license cancellation.

FeesNot Applicable

Estimated time5 business days

This service is provided by the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) to private sector entities wishing to request a temporary frequency license for vessels visiting the Kingdom of Bahrain.

BeneficiaryPublic and private sector entities and NGOs

Required documents

  • Filled application form
  • Official letter detailing request of earth station explaining the need for this request and the authorization of a company dealing with wireless equipment.
  • Letter from the importing company of devices detailing all devices and the quantity required
  • Copy of commercial registration (CR)

Once all required documents and information are submitted, the application is reviewed, and all necessary procedures taken in coordination with relevant authorities. The applicant will be informed in case of approval or rejection following the response of the relevant authorities. The applicant can then pay the required license’s fees and the license will be issued in case of approval.

Fees30 Dinars application Fee license fee which varies depending on technical specifications (Frequency band and Bandwidth) based on fee plan 

Estimated time3 business days

This service is provided by the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) to diplomatic missions or embassies wishing to request a temporary frequency permit for vessels visiting the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Beneficiarydiplomatic missions or embassies

Required documents

  • Filled application form
  • Official letter detailing request of earth station explaining the need for this request and the authorization of a company dealing with wireless equipment.
  • Letter from the importing company of devices detailing all devices and the quantity required
  • Copy of commercial registration (CR)

Once all required documents and information are submitted, the application is reviewed, and all necessary procedures taken in coordination with relevant authorities. The applicant will be informed in case of approval or rejection following the response of the relevant authorities. The applicant can then pay the required license’s fees and the license will be issued in case of approval.

Fees30 Dinars application Fee + license fee which varies depending on technical specifications (Frequency band and Bandwidth) based on fee plan 

Estimated time3 business days

This service is provided by the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) to public and private sector entities to issue temporary frequency license for special events.

BeneficiaryPublic and private sector entities

Required documents

  • Filled application form
  • Letter requesting temporary frequency license  , stating the name of the event to be covered and number of required frequencies
  • Copy of the technical specifications of devices (if necessary)

Once all required documents and information are submitted, the application is reviewed, and all necessary procedures taken in coordination with relevant authorities. The applicant will be informed in case of approval or rejection following the response of the relevant authorities. The applicant can then pay the required fees and the license will be issued in case of approval.

Fees30 Dinars application fee 25 Dinars per frequency with bandwidth less than or equal to 1 MHz, BD25 per 1 MHz in case bandwidth exceeds 1 MHz 

Estimated timeUp to 5 business days