MMSI & radio license procedure in Poland
After the boat is registered under the Polish flag, its owner should apply for a Polish MMSI & boat radio license.
A license is issued by the Office of Electronic Communications after sending an application with attachments.
A license is given for 10 years, with the possibility of extension for next years.
An applicant may be a person - an owner of a boat (persons if more than one owner) or a company - a ship's operator.
Documents may be submitted to the Office on behalf of an applicant by an authorized representative such as our Agency.
The following attachments must be included to an application:
Copy of Watercraft Registration Certificate issued via the Polish system REJA24.
Copy of CE Declaration of Conformity for every radio equipment listed in an application form (VHF radio, AIS, EPIRB, SART).
Copy of a valid personal radio operator's certificate issued to an applicant or a statement on the use of radio equipment.
According to Polish law, a radio license must be issued within a maximum of 6 weeks from the date when a complete application with all attachments is received by the Office but typically it takes about 2-3 weeks.
Don't believe the information on other websites that you can get a Polish radio license in 24 hours. It's just impossible.
We pay all stamp duties for issuing a radio license ourselves.
If a MMSI & boat radio license covers an EPIRB then, after receiving a license, that equipment must be registered with SAR Department of the Polish Civil Aviation Authority. Of course, we can also do that.