(credit/debit card payments for fees up to and including £5,000)
Alternatively, complete and return the remittance advice slip attached your invoice. Ofcom accepts the following methods of payment:
The preferred method of payment is credit/debit card, up to a maximum of £5,000. Please note that we do not accept American Express.
For payments over £5,000 a direct debit instruction (PDF, 237.5 KB) is best. Direct debits cannot be set up in time to collect the first payment, but will be used for future payments. However, payment can be taken by direct debit for a new licence if you are an existing licensee with a live direct debit instruction set up with your bank.
If you prefer to make a BACS payment, please quote your invoice number, so that our Finance team can identify your payment easily.
For International Bankers Drafts, please quote your invoice number. You will need to add the charge on an international bankers draft to the total requested.
You have 28 days from the date that the letter is issued. If no payment is received by this time then the application may be cancelled and you will have to reapply.
Please submit a payment only once you have received an invoice. Early payments will be returned to you.
If you use a radio system for your business then you will need a licence from Ofcom. Business radio users range from taxi companies and factories, to hospitals, care homes, industrial sites and transport operators. This section covers guidance for licensees.