Universal Licensing System - Help

Per Public Notice DA 15-72, the FCC no longer mails license authorizations.  If you provide an email address on your application, a link to print your official copy of your license will be automatically emailed to you when the application has granted.  Licensees may also log into ULS to download official authorizations. Instructions can be found at How to Obtain Official Authorizations from ULS.


This article provides information on how to request a Duplicate License in the Universal Licensing System (ULS).

Steps to Filing a Request for a Duplicate License in ULS

  1. Log in to ULS Online Filing with your FCC Registration Number (FRN) and Password.

    Note: If you are taken to the My Applications page, click My Licenses to begin the steps below.

  2. On the left-hand side of the screen, click Request Duplicates.
  3. Select the licenses and click Add.
  4. Click Continue to navigate through the application.
  5. Sign your application and click Submit Application.

    Note: By typing your first and last name in the name fields you have signed your Application.

FAQs - Filing a Request for a Duplicate License in ULS

Will I owe a filing fee?

Some requests for a duplicate license require a fee. ULS will automatically determine if a fee is required and tell you the amount once you complete your application. If fees are due, they can be paid online as soon as you submit your application.

Additional information about fees is available at the Fees Help page.

What is the difference between a Request for a Duplicate License and a Reference Copy of a License?

A duplicate license is a copy of an original license that is mailed to you; whereas a reference copy is a copy of a license that you can print yourself in ULS License Search. The reference copy includes a watermark that says “Reference Copy” and is not considered an official version of your license.

How do I print a Reference Copy of a license?

  1. Go to ULS License Search and enter your callsign in the box and click Search.
  2. Click your callsign.
  3. Click the Reference Copy link at the top of the page.

How do I know if my application is received at the FCC?

Applications will appear the next business day in ULS Application Search.  Enter the file number in the ULS Application Search to find your application.

How long will it take receive my license in the mail?

It takes approximately 1 week from the date you submit your application.


Wednesday, December 9, 2015