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Brazil ANATEL - Streamlined Renewal Process Due to Covid-19

Updated: Dec 9, 2021

November, 2021


The National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) of Brazil published the Official Letter Nº 233/2021 on November 26, 2021. Due to the remaining impact of COVID-19, ANATEL has decided to extend the streamlined renewal process. All certificates with expiration date between March 6th, 2020 and July 31, 2022 are exempt from renewal testing and providing new external/internal photos as long as no modifications have been applied to the devices.


If a device changes or the technical requirements applied to its changes, it may be renewed without testing, but the tests and documents regarding the changes will be required for the next renewal. This policy does not apply to devices that failed initial certification and need to be retested for renewal. These devices must follow the normal process and the applicant must send samples for testing.


Additionally, ANATEL has allowed Designated Certification Bodies (DCBs) to remotely monitor tests for laboratories that are not members of ILAC, and has allowed remote audits for non-ISO certified factory units.

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