PROCEDURE TO GET EQUIPMENT TYPE APPROVAL (ETA) LICENSE FROM WPC DEPARTMENT
What is WPC?
WPC is a Wing of the Ministry of Communication, a National Radio Regulatory Authority involved in Frequency Spectrum Management. WPC Office issues WPC (ETA) License for IT and Electronic products while fulfilling the needs of the wireless technology consumers. Wireless and Bluetooth IT and Electronic products that operate on unlicensed frequency bands and meet human safety requirements can only be sold in Indian market with WPC approval.
How to get WPC Approval in India?
All Electronic Devices that operates with WiFi & Bluetooth technologies require WPC ETA LICENSE before selling in Indian market. WPC makes its mandatory to acquire Equipment Type approval certificate for wireless devices to be marketed in India. ETA license is applicable for both imported and local manufactured electronic items with WiFi & Bluetooth technologies, which operate in the de-licensed bands of frequencies.
- Radio Frequency (RF) Test report from any ISO 17025 accredited Foreign lab or NABL accredited Indian lab. The soft copy of RF Test report is required.
- Authorization Letter and ID Proof for Signing the Documents issued by Head of Manufacturing Unit
- Any Executive of an organization in India can be nominated Authorized Signatory and Representative of foreign manufacturer in India.
- Document describing technical details about product - like, user manual.
For Importer Licence
WPC Import License is a document issued or granted by the Government of India. WPC issues this Import License for the import of any equipment or device other than Broadcasting Receiver and TVRO system. Other than that, for all the devices and equipment an import license is required from WPC
- ETA certificate
- Purchase Order
- Proforma Invoice
Costing and Timeline
Total costing for WPC Approval (ETA) is customizable and may vary from product to product and Timeline is 25-30 working Days.
Validity and Renewal
Equipment Type Approval (ETA) is given for a particular model and is valid as long as the product model is being manufactured without any modification.
No renewal is required.