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The QRZ/W5YI-VEC License Update
and Renewal Service

QRZ, in association with the W5YI-VEC, offers FCC authorized online license update and renewal services for USA Amateurs. These services include:

  • Corrections or Change of Address: make spelling and/or mailing address corrections to your existing license. You will receive an updated certificate.
  • License Renewals: renew your license when it is within 90 days of expiring, or make a reinstatement if it has expired within the last 2 years. Changes of address and/or corrections can also be made at the same time.
  • Replacement Certificates: get a new copy of a lost or misplaced certificate. Changes and/or corrections are also allowed.
  • Non-US Residents: We now accept renewals of USA licenses that are held by non-USA residents. These are also known as reciprocal operating permits.
  • Club Stations: We are not able to update information for club stations. For more info please call the W5YI-VEC number listed below.

How Long Does It Take?

    VEC hours are Monday thru Friday, 8AM to 5PM, Central Time. Applications and renewals are usually processed within 48 hours if submitted before Friday of each week. Applications filed at QRZ are sent directly to the W5YI-VEC where they are reviewed by specially trained and authorized staff before being input directly into the FCC's system. Your update is effective immediately upon its appearance on the FCC website. The FCC will send you a new certificate by postal mail in two to six weeks. While operating in the USA it is not necessary to have a certificate in your posession so long as your license is current on the FCC's ULS website.

How much does it cost?

    The W5YI-VEC/QRZ online update service costs just $8 and major credit cards are accepted online. The fee includes all taxes and postage. Your new or updated certificate will be mailed directly to you from the FCC.

Need to contact the W5YI-VEC by Phone?

Call the W5YI-VEC on their toll free number at:

    1-800 669-9594

Submit A Renewal / Update Application Now
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