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Required Documentation

NON-USA

About Logbook of the World

  1. Every non-USA operator requesting an initial, unsigned certificate for Logbook of the World must send a copy of his/her Amateur Radio operating authorization in addition to a copy of one other government-issued document indicating his/her identity. Such an additional document might be a driver's license, or the first page of a passport. (Identity documents will be destroyed after certificates are successfully issued.) These documents must be sent via postal mail (to the ARRL HQ address below), not email. Using the postal mail for documenting an operator's primary callsign helps to protect your callsign as well as helping LoTW to authenticate its users.

Documentation should be mailed to:

Logbook Administration
ARRL
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111
USA

  1. Each non-USA operator, who already has a certificate, may request additional certificates for other callsigns, such as old calls or DXpedition calls, etc. No additional identity documentation is required, but for each additional certificate, the applicant must submit proof of operating authorization unless:

    Reciprocal operating authority between two countries, outside of CEPT or other agreements, does not eliminate LoTW's documentation requirement. In cases where old documentation is no longer available, you may contact us for guidance. Identity documentation is not required when the additional request is being signed by an existing certificate.

    If you have already obtained a certificate, and you are required to send documentation (a copy of a license) to LoTW for additional callsigns, it is OK to scan this license and email it to LoTW-help@arrl.org. Remember that you can only email license images for additional certificate requests--not for your first certificate.

USA

  1. Each USA operator who has obtained an initial certificate may request additional certificates for other callsigns. No additional documentation is required for additional US callsigns. Certificates for additional, non-US callsigns, such as holiday or DXpedition calls, etc. require proof of operating authorization unless:

    Reciprocal operating authority between two countries, outside of CEPT or other agreements, does not eliminate LoTW's documentation requirement. In cases where old documentation is no longer available, you may contact us for guidance. Identity documentation is not required when the additional request is being signed by an existing certificate.

    If you have already obtained a certificate, and you are required to send documentation (a copy of a license) to LoTW for additional callsigns, it is OK to scan this license and email it to LoTW-help@arrl.org. Remember, you can only email license images for additional certificate requests--not for your first certificate.

Additional Requirements

  1. In addition to the above, the DXCC Branch in some cases requires documentation in addition to an Amateur Radio license. In these cases, DXCC requires evidence of authorization for landing, and/or proof of transportation and/or entry. A landing permit is generally issued by a government agency, and grants the person or group permission to enter certain areas for purposes including the operation of an Amateur Radio station. Proof of transportation and/or entry may be a statement by a boat captain or aircraft pilot, certifying that the persons involved were transported to the entity in question. When applying for a Logbook of the World certificate, you must supply such information as is shown in the table below. If you have already submitted documentation to DXCC, contact LoTW-help@arrl.org after you submit a request for a certificate.

  2. Examples

CALL

Documents required for first certificate

Documents required for a second certificate

N7NG

None. Wait for postcard via postal mail

Not applicable (NA)

N7NG/VE3

NA

None. IARP agreement applies

F/N7NG

NA

None. CEPT agreement applies

KH5K/N7NG

NA

Landing permission. Proof of landing.

VR2/N7NG

NA

Copy of license (may be scanned and emailed)

ZL0AFZ (N7NG's call in ZL)

NA

Copy of license (may be scanned and emailed)

G9XYZ

Copy of license and copy of driver's license sent via postal mail to LoTW

NA

W9/G9XYZ

NA

None. CEPT agreement applies

FT5W/G9XYZ

NA

Copy of license. Landing permission. Proof of landing. (May be scanned and emailed)

GI9XYZ (G9XYZ in N. Ire)

NA

None.

HB9/NA1AAA

NA1AAA must have a certificate first

NA

3B6RF DXpedition

QSL manager must have a certificate first

QSL manager will need to have a certificate. Then, he needs to supply a copy of license and landing permission, and proof of landing. If copies of these documents have previously been sent to ARRL, please contact us at LoTW-help@arrl.org. It may not be necessary to send them again.

DXCC Documentation Requirements

The following table shows any additional documentation that is required by the DXCC Branch for some DXCC entities. If the necessary documentation has already been submitted, please contact lotw-help@arrl.org assistance. Note: The information in this table is subject to change without notice.

DXCC Entity Landing Permit
Required
Proof of Entry
Required
ABU AIL IS. (DELETED) (2)    
AFGHANISTAN (3)   YES
AGALEGA & ST BRANDON ISLANDS (4) YES  
ALAND ISLAND (5)    
ALASKA (6)    
ALBANIA (7)    
ALDABRA (DELETED) (8) YES YES
ALGERIA (400)    
AMERICAN SAMOA (9)    
AMSTERDAM & ST PAUL ISLAND (10)    
ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLAND (11) YES  
ANDORRA (203)    
ANGOLA (401)    
ANGUILLA (12)    
ANNOBON (195)    
ANTARCTICA (13)    
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA (94)    
ARGENTINA (100)    
ARMENIA (14)    
ARUBA (91)    
ASCENSION ISLAND (205)    
ASIATIC RUSSIA (15)    
AUCKLAND & CAMPBELL ISLAND (16) YES  
AUSTRAL ISLAND (508)    
AUSTRALIA (150)    
AUSTRIA (206)    
AVES ISLAND (17) YES YES
AZERBAIJAN (18)    
AZORES (149)    
BAHAMAS (60)    
BAHRAIN (304)    
BAJO NUEVO (DELETED) (19) YES  
BAKER HOWLAND ISLAND (20) YES  
BALEARIC ISLAND (21)    
BANABA ISLAND (490)    
BANGLADESH (305)    
BARBADOS (62)    
BELARUS (27)    
BELGIUM (209)    
BELIZE (66)    
BENIN (416)    
BERMUDA (64)    
BHUTAN (306)    
BLENHEIM REEF (DELETED) (23)   YES
BOLIVIA (104)    
BONAIRE (520)    
BONAIRE,CURACAO (NETH ANTILLES) (DELETED) (85)    
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (501)    
BOTSWANA (402)    
BOUVET ISLAND (24) YES  
BRAZIL (108)    
BRITISH NORTH BORNEO (DELETED) (25)    
BRITISH SOMALILAND (DELETED) (26)    
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLAND (65)    
BRUNEI (345)    
BULGARIA (212)    
BURKINA FASO (480)    
BURUNDI (404)    
CAMBODIA (312)    
CAMEROON (406)    
CANADA (1)    
CANAL ZONE (DELETED) (28)    
CANARY ISLANDS (29)    
CAPE VERDE (409)    
CAYMAN ISLANDS (69)    
CELEBE & MOLUCCA IS (DELETED) (30)    
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (408)    
CENTRAL KIRIBATI (31)    
CEUTA & MELILLA (32)    
CHAD (410)   YES
CHAGOS ISLAND (33)    
CHATHAM ISLAND (34)    
CHESTERFIELD IS. (512) YES  
CHILE (112)    
CHINA (318)    
CHRISTMAS ISLAND (35)    
CLIPPERTON ISLAND (36) YES  
COCOS (KEELING) ISLAND (38)    
COCOS ISLAND (37)    
COLOMBIA (116)    
COMORO ISLANDS (DELETED) (39)    
COMOROS (411)    
CONWAY REEF (489) YES  
CORSICA (214)    
COSTA RICA (308)    
COTE D'IVOIRE (428)    
CRETE (40)    
CROATIA (497)    
CROZET ISLAND (41)    
CUBA (70)    
CURACAO (517)    
CYPRUS (215)    
CZECH REPUBLIC (503)    
CZECHOSLOVAKIA (DELETED) (218)    
DAMAO, DIU (DELETED) (42)    
DEM. REP. OF THE CONGO (414)    
DENMARK (221)    
DESECHEO ISLAND (43) YES YES
DESROCHES (DELETED) (44)   YES
DJIBOUTI (382)    
DODECANESE (45)    
DOMINICA (95)    
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (72)    
DPRK (NORTH KOREA) (344)    
DUCIE ISLAND (513) YES  
EAST MALAYSIA (46)    
EASTER ISLAND (47)    
EASTERN KIRIBATI (48)    
ECUADOR (120)    
EGYPT (478)    
EL SALVADOR (74)    
ENGLAND (223)    
EQUATORIAL GUINEA (49)    
ERITREA (51)    
ESTONIA (52)    
ETHIOPIA (53)    
EUROPEAN RUSSIA (54)    
FALKLAND ISLANDS (141)    
FAROE ISLANDS (222)    
FARQUHAR (DELETED) (55)   YES
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY (230)    
FERNANDO DE NORONHA (56)    
FIJI ISLANDS (176)    
FINLAND (224)    
FRANCE (227)    
FRANZ JOSEF LAND (61)    
FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA (DELETED) (57)    
FRENCH GUIANA (63)    
FRENCH INDIA (DELETED) (67)    
FRENCH INDO-CHINA (DELETED) (58)    
FRENCH POLYNESIA (175)    
FRENCH WEST AFRICA (DELETED) (59)    
GABON (420)    
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS (71)    
GEORGIA (75)    
GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC (DELETED) (229)    
GERMANY (DELETED) (81)    
GEYSER REEF (DELETED) (93)    
GHANA (424)    
GIBRALTAR (233)    
GLORIOSO ISLAND (99) YES  
GOA (DELETED) (101)    
GOLD COAST TOGOLAND (DELETED) (102)    
GREECE (236)    
GREENLAND (237)    
GRENADA (77)    
GUADELOUPE (79)    
GUAM (103)    
GUANTANAMO BAY (105)    
GUATEMALA (76)    
GUERNSEY (106)    
GUINEA (107)    
GUINEA-BISSAU (109)    
GUYANA (129)    
HAITI (78)    
HAWAII (110)    
HEARD ISLAND (111) YES  
HONDURAS (80)    
HONG KONG (321)    
HUNGARY (239)    
ICELAND (242)    
IFNI (DELETED) (113)    
INDIA (324)    
INDONESIA (327)    
IRAN (330)    
IRAQ (333)    
IRELAND (245)    
ISLE OF MAN (114)    
ISRAEL (336)    
ITALIAN SOMALILAND (DELETED) (115)    
ITALY (248)    
ITU HQ (117)    
JAMAICA (82)    
JAN MAYEN (118)    
JAPAN (339)    
JAVA (DELETED) (119)    
JERSEY (122)    
JOHNSTON ISLAND (123) YES  
JORDAN (342)    
JUAN DE NOVA, EUROPA (124) YES  
JUAN FERNANDEZ ISLAND (125)    
KALININGRAD (126)    
KAMARAN ISLANDS (DELETED) (127)    
KARELO-FINNISH REP (DELETED) (128)    
KAZAKHSTAN (130)    
KENYA (430)    
KERGUELEN ISLAND (131)    
KERMADEC ISLAND (133) YES  
KINGMAN REEF (134) YES  
KURE ISLAND (138) YES  
KURIA MURIA ISLAND (DELETED) (139)   YES
KUWAIT (348)    
KUWAIT/SAUDI ARABIA NEUT. ZONE (DELETED) (68)    
KYRGYZSTAN (135)    
LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS (142)   YES
LAOS (143)    
LATVIA (145)    
LEBANON (354)    
LESOTHO (432)    
LIBERIA (434)    
LIBYA (436)    
LIECHTENSTEIN (251)    
LITHUANIA (146)    
LORD HOWE ISLAND (147)    
LUXEMBOURG (254)    
MACAO (152)    
MACEDONIA (502)    
MACQUARIE ISLAND (153) YES  
MADAGASCAR (438)    
MADEIRA ISLANDS (256)    
MALAWI (440)    
MALAYA (DELETED) (155)    
MALDIVES (159)    
MALI (442)    
MALPELO ISLAND (161) YES  
MALTA (257)    
MALYJ VYSOTSKIJ ISLAND (DELETED) (151) YES  
MANCHURIA (DELETED) (164)    
MARIANA ISLANDS (166)    
MARKET REEF (167) YES  
MARQUESAS ISLAND (509)    
MARSHALL ISLANDS (168)    
MARTINIQUE (84)    
MAURITANIA (444)    
MAURITIUS ISLAND (165)    
MAYOTTE ISLAND (169)    
MELLISH REEF (171) YES  
MEXICO (50)    
MICRONESIA (173)    
MIDWAY ISLAND (174)    
MINAMI TORISHIMA (177)    
MINERVA REEF (DELETED) (178)    
MOLDOVA (179)    
MONACO (260)    
MONGOLIA (363)    
MONTENEGRO (514)    
MONTSERRAT (96)    
MOROCCO (446)    
MOUNT ATHOS (180)    
MOZAMBIQUE (181)    
MYANMAR (309)   YES
NAMIBIA (464)    
NAURU (157)    
NAVASSA ISLAND (182) YES  
NEPAL (369)    
NETHERLANDS (263)    
NETHERLANDS BORNEO (DELETED) (183)    
NETHERLANDS N GUINEA (DELETED) (184)    
NEW CALEDONIA (162)    
NEW ZEALAND (170)    
NEWFOUNDLAND LABRADOR (DELETED) (186)    
NICARAGUA (86)    
NIGER (187)    
NIGERIA (450)    
NIUE (188)    
NORFOLK ISLAND (189)    
NORTH COOK ISLANDS (191)   YES
NORTHERN IRELAND (265)    
NORWAY (266)    
OGASAWARA (192)    
OKINAWA (DELETED) (193)    
OKINO TORI-SHIMA (DELETED) (194)    
OMAN (370)    
PAKISTAN (372)    
PALAU (22)    
PALESTINE (510)   YES
PALESTINE (DELETED) (196)    
PALMYRA & JARVIS ISLANDS (197) YES  
PANAMA (88)    
PAPUA NEW GUINEA (163)    
PAPUA TERRITORY (DELETED) (198)    
PARAGUAY (132)    
PENGUIN ISLANDS (DELETED) (493)    
PEOPLE'S DEM REP OF YEMEN (DELETED) (243)    
PERU (136)    
PETER 1 ISLAND (199) YES  
PHILIPPINES (375)    
PITCAIRN ISLAND (172)    
POLAND (269)    
PORTUGAL (272)    
PORTUGUESE TIMOR (DELETED) (200)    
PRATAS ISLAND (505)    
PRINCE EDWARD & MARION ISLANDS (201) YES  
PUERTO RICO (202)    
QATAR (376)    
REPUBLIC OF KOREA (137)    
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA (462)    
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN (521)    
REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO (412)    
REUNION ISLAND (453)    
REVILLAGIGEDO (204) YES YES
RODRIGUEZ ISLAND (207)    
ROMANIA (275)    
ROTUMA (460)    
RUANDA-URUNDI (DELETED) (208)    
RWANDA (454)    
SAAR (DELETED) (210)    
SABA & ST EUSTATIUS (519)    
SABLE ISLAND (211) YES  
SAINT BARTHELEMY (516)    
SAINT HELENA (250)    
SAINT KITTS & NEVIS (249)    
SAINT LUCIA (97)    
SAINT MARTIN (213)    
SAINT PAUL ISLAND (252) YES  
SAINT PETER AND PAUL ROCKS (253) YES  
SAINT PIERRE & MIQUELON (277)    
SAINT VINCENT (98)    
SAMOA (190)    
SAN ANDRES ISLAND (216)    
SAN FELIX ISLAND (217) YES  
SAN MARINO (278)    
SAO TOME & PRINCIPE (219)    
SARAWAK (DELETED) (220)    
SARDINIA (225)    
SAUDI ARABIA (378)    
SAUDI ARABIA/IRAQ NEUT ZONE (DELETED) (226)    
SCARBOROUGH REEF (506) YES  
SCOTLAND (279)    
SENEGAL (456)    
SERBIA (296)    
SERRANA BANK & RONCADOR CAY (DELETED) (228)    
SEYCHELLES ISLANDS (379)    
SIERRA LEONE (458)    
SIKKIM (DELETED) (231)    
SINGAPORE (381)    
SINT MAARTEN (518)    
SINT MAARTEN, SABA, ST EUSTATIUS (DELETED) (255)    
SLOVAK REPUBLIC (504)    
SLOVENIA (499)    
SOLOMON ISLANDS (185)    
SOMALIA (232)    
SOUTH COOK ISLANDS (234)    
SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND (235) YES  
SOUTH ORKNEY ISLANDS (238)    
SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS (240) YES YES
SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS (241)    
SOUTHERN SUDAN (DELETED) (244)    
SOV MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA (246)    
SPAIN (281)    
SPRATLY ISLANDS (247)    
SRI LANKA (315)    
SUDAN (466)    
SUMATRA (DELETED) (258)    
SURINAME (140)    
SVALBARD (259)    
SWAINS ISLAND (515)    
SWAN ISLAND (DELETED) (261)    
SWAZILAND (468)    
SWEDEN (284)    
SWITZERLAND (287)    
SYRIA (384)    
TAIWAN (386)    
TAJIKISTAN (262)    
TANGIER (DELETED) (264)    
TANZANIA (470)    
TEMOTU PROVINCE (507)    
TERRITORY OF NEW GUINEA (DELETED) (267)    
THAILAND (387)    
THE GAMBIA (422)    
TIBET (DELETED) (268)    
TIMOR - LESTE (511)   YES
TOGO (483)    
TOKELAU ISLANDS (270)    
TONGA (160)    
TRIESTE (DELETED) (271)    
TRINDADE & MARTIM VAZ ISLANDS (273)    
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (90)    
TRISTAN DA CUNHA & GOUGH IS (274)   YES
TROMELIN ISLAND (276) YES  
TUNISIA (474)    
TURKEY (390)    
TURKMENISTAN (280)    
TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS (89)    
TUVALU (282)    
U K BASES ON CYPRUS (283)    
UGANDA (286)    
UKRAINE (288)    
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (391)    
UNITED NATIONS HQ (289)    
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (291)    
URUGUAY (144)    
US VIRGIN ISLANDS (285)    
UZBEKISTAN (292)    
VANUATU (158)    
VATICAN CITY (295)    
VENEZUELA (148)    
VIET NAM (293)    
WAKE ISLAND (297) YES  
WALES (294)    
WALLIS & FUTUNA ISLAND (298)    
WALVIS BAY (DELETED) (488)    
WEST MALAYSIA (299)    
WESTERN KIRIBATI (301)    
WESTERN SAHARA (302)    
WILLIS ISLAND (303) YES  
YEMEN (492)    
YEMEN ARAB REPUBLIC (DELETED) (154)   YES
ZAMBIA (482)    
ZANZIBAR (DELETED) (307)    
ZIMBABWE (452)    

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