Apply for Type Approval

In accordance with the Law, all telecom equipment imported into the Bahrain shall be subject to the Type Approval Regulation before it is made readily available in the local market.

TRA Achievements

All Type approval applicants must be local commercially registered companies and follow the below process:

Step 01Supplier/Dealer Registration

  • Fill in and submit TRA (registration of new applicant) application form.
  • TRA review the application form (1 working day)
  • TRA will provide registration reference number.
  • Applicant may start the Type Approval Process below.

Step 02Submit your request to TRA

The appropriate application form shall be submitted to the authority using the form provided by the authority 

Any equipment or apparatus used or intended to be used for Telecommunications and that is part of or connected, or comprises, a Telecommunications Network, and includes Radiocommunications Equipment.

Terminal Equipment is a Telecommunications Equipment at either end of a Telecommunications link, serving a particular purpose and used to permit the stations involved to accomplish the mission for which the link was established. It includes, but is not limited to, mobile handhelds, fixed telephone terminals, devices available with Subscribers, etc.

Applicants must attach the following documents to the application and send to (

  1. Valid Declaration of Conformity*** [ℹ] Certificate with a list of standards (Safety, EMC & Radio) (ITU, ISO, ETSI, etc.) the equipment is conforming.
  2. Technical Datasheet
  3. TRA will provide registration reference number.
  4. Copy of the supplier Bahraini Commercial registration certificate

A document in which a Supplier provides written assurance from the manufacture (in accordance with ISO/IEC 17050-1:2004) that the Telecommunications Equipment conforms to the technical requirements provided in this Regulation and the Standards, if any.

Step 03Upon Acceptance of a valid and complete application, a non-refundable payment must be paid to the TRA to review the application.

Type of Device Application Fee Renewal Fee Modification Fee
Telecommunications Equipment (except Short Range Devices and Terminal Devices)* BD 100 BD 10 BD 80
Terminal Devices** BD 50 BD 10 BD 40
Passive Equipment (External Antenna) Free of Charge Free of Charge Free of Charge
  • The Modification Fee is charged in the event of any change made to an existing Equipment Approval within the applicable year;
  • The Renewal Fee is charged in the event if Equipment Approval needs to be renewed without any changes in equipment characteristics for new period.

Step 04For Telecommunication Equipment a maximum of 14 working days.

Step 05For CE marked Telecommunication Equipment a maximum of 7 working days.

Step 06TRA shall issue the approval/rejection and notify the applicant accordingly.

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