RIS general description

MMSI Arrangement

The MMSI (MARITIME MOBILE SERVICE IDENTITY) number is required to place AIS equipment on a vessel. An MMSI number can be assigned to any vessel.

The procedure (briefly summarized):

1. A "Vessel Identification Designation Decision" must be requested from the Department of the National Road and Shipping Authority (Transport Authority)

a) In the case of a new ship: (New ship: Does not yet have a valid radio license and corresponding call sign, ATIS code, MMSI number)

This request applies, the request contains:

  • Register
  • Call sign
  • List of equipment to be installed (radios + AIS transponders).

b) In the case of a non-new ship: (Not a new ship: It already has a valid radio license, call sign, possibly an ATIS code, BUT NO MMSI number yet)

This request applies, the request contains:

  • Register
  • Call sign
  • List of NEW equipment to be installed (radios + AIS transponders).

2. Sending a radio license application to the NHH (Communications Authority) Radio Licensing Department

You need:

  • Decision received from the Department of the National Road and Shipping Authority ("Ship Identification Designation Decision")
  • Copy of shipping document
  • Duty stamp: HUF 2200
  • A request that includes the make, type, frequency band, and transmitter power of the equipment (about these, but there can be more); declaration of conformity of equipment (according to DND experts, this is also necessary, the NHH administrator did not mention it); the "periodicity" of use (if it is periodic, then the months must be indicated. In active months, the fee is HUF 1,200+VAT per month, in inactive months it is 500+VAT)
  • Forming a request for an ATIS code (for ships traveling on the Danube)
  • Forming a request for an MMSI number (this is required for an AIS transponder)

NHH's administrator will fill out the form also available on their website and handle any international coordination. Finally, NHH will issue the permit, which will include the requested identification numbers.

3. If the customer wants to automatically arrange to receive an MMSI number, then visit DND Kft. (www.dnd.hu), of course they will arrange the matter for a fee. More info: Sándor Csányi - DND.

In this case:

  • You also need an Order Agreement, which contains the name, address, tax number, etc. of the customer (DND will do it)
  • There is no need for a declaration of conformity for the device if it is of the ICOM type.
  • If the purchase, administration and installation of a ship's radio is required at the same time, the customer can also receive discounts.

Information from the NHH website

1. Name of case type: Licensing of marine and inland mobile stations

2. Acting body: Office of the National Communications Authority, Directorate of Frequency Management Frequency Licensing Department

Address: 1133 Budapest, Visegrádi Street 106.

Mailing address: 1386 Budapest 62. Pf.:997

Phone: +361 4680500

Fax: +361 4680508

3. Jurisdiction: national

4. Competent administrator(s): Mrs József Dohar +361 4680534

5. Documents necessary for administration

The application must include:

  • the applicant's identification data, bank account number,
  • a copy of the company court registration or court registration,
  • dentification data and bank account number of the payer of the frequency fee,
  • vehicle registration and call sign,
  • the name and address of the owner of the vehicle,
  • a copy of the bill of lading,
  • the frequency, channel or frequency band to be used,
  • the purpose and technical justification of frequency use,
  • indicating the modulation mode,
  • the type and number of on-board equipment (including spare radio equipment),
  • a copy of the manufacturer's declaration of conformity for the radio equipment and the identification number of the body certifying conformity, if it was not included in a previous radio license,
  • MMSi data sheet, MMSI number if required (can be found as a related document next to the information sheet)
  • the request for the suspension of operation for at least one and at most nine calendar months,
  • for the issuance of a bilingual radio license, fill in the MMSI vessel identification number declaration form in English, which can also be downloaded from the website itu.int,
  • as well as the tax stamp.

An application for cancellation of a radio license must contain:

  • the original copy of the issued radio license,
  • verifying the fate of the equipment,
  • the tax stamp.

6. Guidance

The radio equipment of ship stations can be operated on the basis of a radio license. The issuance of the radio license is not preceded by the issuance of a frequency assignment decision.

Applications must be sent to the Office of the National Broadcasting Authority (NHHH) (address: 1386 Budapest, Pf.: 997.), the radio license is issued by the NHHH's Frequency Licensing Department.

7. Information

During the procedure of the licensing authority, it is obliged to observe and have others observe the provisions of the legislation. It exercises its powers in order to achieve the goals prescribed by legislation, taking into account the unique characteristics of the given case. You can continue the procedure initiated on the request under the conditions specified in the legislation.

In the procedure initiated based on the request, the known adverse party or, if requested by the client, the affected clients will be notified by the acting authority within 5 days from the receipt of the request.

The licensing authority is obliged to clarify the facts necessary for decision-making. If the available data is not sufficient for this, it will carry out an evidentiary procedure ex officio or upon request. CXL of 2004 on the general rules of public administrative authority procedure and service. Pursuant to the above provisions of the law, clarifying the facts is the task and legal duty of the public administrative body.

During the licensing procedure, the licensing authority examines whether the contents of the application and the annexes comply with the professional, technical and duration requirements stipulated in the laws and standards.

The authorization procedure for the radio equipment of marine and inland water mobile stations is regulated by the authority 6/2004 on certain official procedures of civil frequency management. (IV.13.) It is carried out based on the IHM decree.

The authorization procedure can be initiated by submitting an application.

Any change in the authorized person's identification and company data must be reported within thirty days of the change, with simultaneous verification of the changed data.

The radio license is valid until the specified date, in the event that other circumstances do not make it necessary to determine an earlier date than that specified in the license. The authority can modify the radio license for frequency management reasons or at the request of the licensee. During the procedure for amending the radio license, the licensing regulations must be applied.

After the issued radio license, a frequency usage fee must be paid based on KHVM Decree 6/1997.(IV. 22.) on the fee for frequency assignment and usage. The obligation to pay the fee lasts from the first day of the month following the radio license's entry into force until the last day of the relevant month of its termination. In the case of extending the validity of a radio license, the fee payment obligation is continuously established after the issued radio license.

In the case of a request for the termination of a radio license, the obligation to pay the fee remains until the last day of the relevant month of receipt of the complete request, regardless of the time the termination decision was issued and became legally binding.

In the course of an ex officio procedure, the authority revokes those documents after which the frequency fee is not paid.

8. Deadline for administration

The Eht. Section 69. (3) the deadline for the official procedure related to the right to use frequencies is 42 days.

This deadline is set by CXL of 2004 on the general rules of administrative authority procedure and service. based on Section 33 (7) of the Act, the head of the acting authority may, in justified cases, extend it once for a maximum of 30 days, of which the customers and all those who have been notified of the initiation of the procedure must be notified.

The Eht. Section 69. According to paragraph (4), the official procedure for frequency management can be suspended until the completion of the technical tests and international coordination necessary to decide the case.

The two. Pursuant to Section 33, Paragraph (3), the procedural deadline does not include:

  • the duration of the negotiation of the authority or competence dispute and the appointment of the acting authority,
  • the duration of the international legal aid procedure, including the duration of the legal aid requested from the Hungarian foreign representation authority,
  • the time from the request to fill in the gaps or to provide the data necessary to clarify the situation until its completion,
  • the duration of the professional authority's procedure,
  • the duration of the suspension of the procedure,
  • the duration of the procedure regulated in subsection (1) of § 70,
  • in the case of electronic administration, the duration of the malfunction according to § 163,

The administrative deadline begins on the day the request arrives at the authority with authority and competence for the procedure, or on the day the procedure is initiated ex officio.

9. The rights and obligations of the client in the procedure

CXL of 2004 on the general rules of public administrative authority procedure and service. In addition to the rights and obligations set out in the procedural principles of Chapter I of the Act, the rights and obligations of customers during the radio licensing procedure are detailed in the Information Sheet for each procedural act.

10. Amount of administrative service fees, procedural fees and the method of deduction and payment

A fee is required for the state administration procedure initiated on a request related to frequency use.

If the customer wishes to fulfill his duty payment obligation in the traditional way - not electronically - then the XCIII of 1990 on fees. Law (hereinafter: Itv.) § 29 determines the amount of the tax, § 73 the method of paying the tax, § 73/A. and the course of the gap filling procedure in the case of an application submitted without paying the fee.

It is not possible to pay the established payment obligation and the appeal fee electronically.

11. Current legislation related to the licensing of radio equipment for marine and inland mobile stations

  • Act C of 2003 on electronic communications,
  • CXL of 2004 on the general rules of public administrative authority procedure and service. law
  • XCIII of 1990 on fees. law,
  • 346/2004 on establishing the national allocation of frequency bands. Government Decree No. (XII. 22),
  • 35/2004 on establishing the rules for the use of frequency bands. (XII. 8.) IHM Decree,
  • XLII of 2000 on water transport. law,
  • 6/2004 on certain official procedures of civil frequency management. (IV. 13.) IHM decree,
  • 5/2004 on radio equipment and electronic communication terminal equipment and mutual recognition of their conformity. (IV. 13.) IHM decree,
  • 63/2004 on the health limit values for the population of electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields in the frequency range between 0 Hz -300 GHz. (VII.26.) ESzCsM decree,
  • KHVM Decree 6/1997 (IV. 22.) on the fee for frequency assignment and use,
  • 120/1998 on the rules for the payment of the frequency assignment and usage fee. (VI. 17.) Government decree.