FCC Form 740

Download: FCC-Form-740 [pdf]


Warning: Any person who knowingly makes a false declaration may be fined not more than $250,000 or imprisoned not more
than 5 years, or both, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 1001


This form must be completed for each radio frequency device, as defined in 47 U.S.C. 302 and 47 C.F.R. 2.801, which is imported into the Customs territory of the United States. The original shall be filed with the U.S Customs Service on or before the date the shipment is delivered to a U.S. port of entry.

The completed form must accompany each such entry.

The following are typical examples of devices that require the use of FCC Form 740: radio and TV receivers, converters, transmitters,
transmitting devices, radio frequency amplifiers, microwave ovens, industrial heaters, ultrasonic equipment, transceivers, and computers.

Marketing, as used in this form (and 47 C.F.R. 2.1201 et seq.), means sale or lease (including advertising for sale or lease, or display at a
trade show) or import, ship or distribute for the purpose of selling or leasing or offering for sale or lease.

Limited quantities, as used in this form, are the number specified in 47 C.F.R. 2.1204(a)(3). Waivers of this limit are infrequently granted
but may be requested from the FCC office listed in 47 C.F.R. 2.1204(a)(3)(iii). Written waiver requests must contain specific information
required by that office.

Equipment imported for test, evaluation or display (see import conditions 3 or 4 of Part II of this form) may not be marketed (sold or
leased, offered for sale or lease, advertised, etc.). Display of this equipment must include markings clearly indicating that the device(s) are
not eligible for sale. See 47 C.F.R. 2.803 for details regarding this labeling.

Wireless telephony devices that do not have a FCC grant of equipment authorization must either comply with 47 C.F.R. 2.1204(a)(5) or 47C.F.R. 2.803(a)(2) (e.g., Verification or Declaration of Conformity is required).

The identification (company name and model number/FCC ID) of the radio frequency device specified on the front of this form must be
identical to the company name and model number/FCC ID inscribed on the device. If the device being imported requires an equipment
authorization to be issued by the FCC (e.g., Certification), it is important that the name of the company, description of the device and FCC
ID specified on the grant of equipment authorization agree exactly with the same information shown on the front of this form. Any
discrepancy between the information on this form and the FCC grant of equipment authorization may result in unnecessary delays,
additional expense, or enforcement action.

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