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VIETNAM: Short Range Devices (SRD) Type Approvals in-depth guidance


(Updated on July 2019)

Short Range Devices (SRD) has to be complied with regulations of Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam (MIC Vietnam) and required MIC Type Approvals, Product Quality Inspection Registration, and Declaration of Conformity (DoC) to access Vietnam market.


Procedures and documents required to obtain Type Approval certificate are regulated by the below in-effect regulations of MIC Vietnam:

Circular 05/2019/TT-BTTTT      : List of products and goods subjected to mandatory Type Approval certification and Declaration of Conformity.

Circular 46/2016/TT-BTTTT      : Regulations on list of license-free frequency bands.

Other national technical regulations on EMC and RF issued by MIC Vietnam: Regulated by Circular 05/2019/TT-BTTTT, applicable regulations on EMC and RF will be based on type of SRD and operating frequency bands.

Important notes:

- MIC renews list of products products and goods subjected to mandatory Type Approval certification and Declaration of Conformity. Please find most update regulation on our website.

- Operating frequency bands and RF output power of SRDs must comply with Circular 46/2016/TT-BTTTT. Importing and manufacturing SRDs which doesn't meet the requirements of Circular 46/2016/TT-BTTTT is forbidden.

- SRDs (except for WLAN and BT) are not regulated by to "60mW rule". Type Approval is required for SRDs regardless its EIRP / ERP output power can be lower than 60mW.


Product specifications or datasheet.

Appropriate test reports issued by laboratories under MRA (Recognized by MIC Vietnam).

Or test reports issued by local laboratories designated by MIC Vietnam

Application forms (prepared and signed by local certificate holder / local representative).

Vietnamese business license of local certificate holder / local representative


Q: What are the Vietnam certificates required for Short Range Devices? What Authority issue? Certificate validity period?

A: Viet Nam Telecommunication Authority (VNTA) of MIC Vietnam verifies application dossiers and issues Type Approval Certificates for applicant. After obtaining Type Approval Certificates, certificate holders has to submit dossiers for letter of Acceptance of Declarations of Conformity (ADoC) or MIC Import license for customs clearance. Type Approval Certificate valid for 2 years since issuance date.


Q: Is Type Approval is mandatory for SRDs with maxium RF output power lower than 60mW?

A: SRDs are not regulated by "60mW rule" and subjected to mandatory MIC/VNTA approvals regardless maxium RF output power is lower than 60mW or not. 


Q: How do we find the list of MIC Vietnam recognized MRA laboratories?

A: We can find the list of MIC Vietnam recognized MRA laboratories on official website of MIC Vietnam: https://english.mic.gov.vn/


Q: Our existing reports were issued by a MIC recognized MRA laboratory. Why does VNTA reject it?

A: MIC Vietnam recognizes a certain laboratory for certain national regulations for a certain period of time. VNTA shall reject your reports if it is not fallen within the scope of recognition.


Q: What shall we do if we don’t have appropriate reports issued by MIC recognized MRA laboratories?

A: In this case, test report issued by local laboratories designated by MIC Vietnam is suggested for faster certification procedures.


Q: Do we need to send samples for local testing?

A: One (01) sample is required for testing at Vietnam local laboratories.


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