What is WPC ETA License?

The Wireless Planning & Coordination Wing (WPC) is a Wing of the Department of Telecommunications coming under the Ministry of Communications of the Government of India. The department is responsible for issuing amateur radio licenses, allotting the frequency spectrum, and monitoring the frequency spectrum

If the product is not Type Approved, then it is required to inform WPC and obtain Type Approval from WPC. Import License is required from WPC to import any equipment, other than Broadcasting Receiver and TVRO System.

WPC follows the online application process (+hard copy after applying) for ETA. If the item you want to obtain ETA is in the equipment list, you can proceed with STEP 2, otherwise, you have to get the item added to the equipment list on the WPC website.

Every state has its own department and website that guide you on how to do the application, we at shamkris provide service on how to apply and achieve license including compliance Year on year.

Why this License is Required?

Equipment Type Approval (ETA) is required to promote the import of wireless devices in India, this approval shall be obtained by the WPC department. If a product isn’t certified by WPC and functions in the de-licensed frequency band then they must obtain an ETA certificate.

Check out the WPC ETA License Video

Who can get a WPC ETA License?

Wireless Bluetooth watches

Wireless music players

Wireless Car Radio

Wireless Mouse and Keypads

Wireless remotes

Bluetooth Speakers

Wireless Water Heaters

Wireless Medical products

Bluetooth Headphones

Mobile Phones


Any device having Bluetooth or WIFI feature

Document Required for WPC ETA License

  • Importer KYC Documents (GST Certificate, IEC Certificate, PAN Card and other documents based on company type etc.). – From Importer.
  • Technical literature/specification of the equipment regarding the band of frequency, power etc. – From Manufacturer.
  • Manufacturer authorization letter to Importer as Authorized Indian Representative/Agent - Format Provided.
  • Filled Application Form – Format Provided.
  • Radio Frequency Test report of each model (Test report should cover all requirements as per last page and notification) – From Manufacturer

Documents Checklist for Import Permission from WPC

  • Duly filled application form Print-out of online application filed for import license. (We will provide).
  • Copy of Signed Purchase order from the applicant to foreign supplier.
  • Copy of signed Invoice from the supplier to the applicant.
  • literature/specification of the equipment regarding the band of frequency, power etc should be furnished and should match with decision letter. – From Manufacturer.
  • Copy of ETA of the wireless equipment proposed for import, which are operating 2.4GHz/5GHz bands.

Role of Shamkris and Process of WPC ETA License

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to compliance with mandatory licence requirements in the organization. A simple and guidance methodology help organisation to achieve licence in a timely manner and cost-effective. Shamkris support 100% in advisory, Guidance, Compliance with respect to license requirements to obtain approval.

The License process described below:

  • Advisory for the document required
  • Preparation of documents as per application & list of documents.
  • Application File
  • Inspection by the department if required
  • Liason department
  • Yearly Compliance if Applicable
  • Renewal when due

Who can issue the WPC ETA License?

It is a National Radio Regulatory Authority which is responsible for Frequency Spectrum Management in India along with licensing and other functions to facilitate government as well as private wireless users.
WPC Registration requires RF (Radio Frequency) test report for Equipment Type Approval (ETA) for their product operating in these frequency bands. … We help Indian and foreign brands in launching their product in the Indian Market by getting WPC certificate and Import license.
The Equipment Type Approval (ETA) is generally called WPC Approval. This is compulsory for unlicensed frequency-based Wireless and Bluetooth items, the frequency band which comes under the range defined by WPC. A separate Import License issued by WPC may also be required along with ETA to import the product.