For those renewing a registration, notice of the fee due for the next year’s registration will be sent to the registrant of record approximately 60 days prior to its expiration date per ITAR §122.3(a)(6). A registrant must submit its request for renewal at least 30 days prior to the expiration date. To allot for review time and to avoid a lapse in registration, a renewal package should be submitted up to a maximum of 60 days prior to the expiration date.
In the event a registrant allows their registration to expire, the registrant is solely responsible for ensuring exports or temporary imports do not occur until the registration is reinstated by DDTC. Expired registrations are not retroactive to cover expired periods and back fees are required unless a letter is provided which certifies the company has not participated in any manufacturing, exporting, or brokering activities during the lapsed period. The certification must be submitted on company letterhead, signed by a senior officer listed in Block 7 of the DS-2032.
Registrations must be current to apply for licenses, other approvals, or to use ITAR exemptions. A renewal package requires the same documentation as an initial registration package .