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Bahrain - TRA Type Approval - Overview

In Bahrain, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) plays a crucial role in the Type Approval process for telecommunications and electronic equipment Wireless Regulatory Compliance.


TRA Type Approval is a regulatory requirement that ensures all devices meet safety, quality, and technical standards before they can be legally used or sold in the Kingdom of Bahrain.


TRA assesses and approves these devices to ensure they do not interfere with the telecommunications network and comply with established regulations.


This process helps maintain a secure and interference-free communication environment in Bahrain, protects consumer interests, and promotes the use of safe and reliable electronic and telecommunications equipment in the market.

Our end to end Bahrain TRA Type Approval services include: 

  1. Provision of guidance regarding the approval scope and relevant test standards in Bahrain.

  2. Facilitation of payment for government fees associated with Type Approval applications in Bahrain.

  3. Oversight of the entire Type Approval process under the authority of TRA in Bahrain.

  4. Comprehensive assistance in the event of equipment modifications, necessitating re-approval by Bahrain's TRA.

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Bahrain Apprval Summary

Bahrain TRA Type Approval - Summary:

  • Concerned Authority : Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) (

  • Applicable Radio and Telecommunication Equipment Certification : TRA Type Approval

  • Required Documents:

    • Technical Literature of Device (User Manual, Specifications/Data Sheet, Operational Description)​

    • Declaration of Conformity (DoC)

    • RF,EMC,Health and Safety Test Reports as per applicable Test standards

    • Countries list where device is already approved

    • GSMA TAC Letter(for cellular devices)

  • Sample Requirements: Not required

  • Approval Validity: Three (3) years 

  • In-country Testing Requirements: Not applicable

  • Local Representation : Yes, Required

  • Labelling Requirement: Not Required

  • Lead time : Four (4) Weeks

  • Import Permit Requirement : Yes, TRA Import Permit/NOCs required for the customs clearance of all Telecommunication equipment shipments in Bahrain.

Bahrain Exempt Items

List of Exempt Items from Bahrain Type Approval:

Generally used telecommunication Equipment for Private use only is exempt from Bahrain Type Approval

Bahrain Updates and artices

Bahrain Regulatory Updates and Articles:


Our Team Looks forward to hearing from you on your Bahrain TRA Type Approval Requirements

+92 321 437 8896

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