Frequently Asked Questions Advanced Search Advanced Search Close Panel All of these words This exact phrase Any of these words Without these words Search within: CAASWhole of Government Expand All Collapse All Flying of Unmanned AircraftUnmanned Aircraft Registration 1. When do I need to register my unmanned aircraft? Any unmanned aircraft with a total weight of above 250 grams must be registered with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore before it can be operated in Singapore.From 2 April 2020, it will be an offence to operate an unregistered unmanned aircraft with a total weight of above 250 grams in Singapore.For more information, click here. 2. I am below 16 years old. Can I register my unmanned aircraft? No, registrants must be at least 16 years old. For a person who is below 16 years old, his or her unmanned aircraft must be registered by a person who is eligible to register the unmanned aircraft. In such instances, it is strongly encouraged for parents or legal guardians of a person below 16 years to register the unmanned aircraft of their children / wards. Please note that the registered owner of the unmanned aircraft is responsible for the activities of their unmanned aircraft. They must ensure that persons operating their unmanned aircraft are competent to operate it in a safe and responsible manner. 3. If I purchase an unmanned aircraft but not fly it, do I have to register it? No, registration is only required if you intend to fly your unmanned aircraft. 4. I am only intending to fly my unmanned aircraft indoors. Do I need to register my unmanned aircraft? Yes, if your unmanned aircraft has a total weight of more than 250 grams, you are required to register it before you fly regardless of where you intend to fly. 5. How do I register my unmanned aircraft? You will first need to purchase a registration label online, or from a designated SingPost Post Office. Once you obtain the label, visit the online UA Portal to complete the registration process. For more information, click here. 6. How much does the registration cost? The registration fee for each unmanned aircraft is $15. This fee is payable when you purchase the registration label online (with postage included), or over-the-counter at the designated SingPost Post Offices. 7. Does the registration of the unmanned aircraft have a validity period? No, the registration does not have an expiry date. It is a one-time registration.The expiry date shown on the plastic packaging refers to the shelf life of the registration label. There is a 2-year shelf life for the registration label and it should be affixed onto the unmanned aircraft to be registered before the stated expiry date. 8. Is there a limit to the number of unmanned aircraft I can register under my name? No, there is no limit to the number of unmanned aircraft that you can register under your name.However, Singaporeans and Permanent Residents are eligible to purchase up to 5 registration labels, while non-Singaporeans and non-Permanent Residents are eligible to purchase 1 registration label only.If you wish to purchase more than the purchasing limits, please fill up the UA Registration Label - Purchase Limit Request Form herePlease note that such requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 9. Do I need to register my unmanned aircraft if I already hold an Operator Permit? Yes, you are required to register your unmanned aircraft before you fly if it has a total weight of above than 250 grams, regardless of whether you already hold an Operator Permit.An Operator Permit is an authorisation granted by CAAS to permit an individual or an entity to operate unmanned aircraft for specific purposes. For more information, please refer to the following Advisory Circular. 10. Can I allow my friend to fly my registered unmanned aircraft? Does he or she need to register the same unmanned aircraft again, but under his or her name? The registered owner of the unmanned aircraft is responsible for the activities of their unmanned aircraft. You must ensure that persons operating your unmanned aircraft are competent to operate it in a safe and responsible manner.Hence, while you may give your friend permission to use an unmanned aircraft registered in your name, you will be held responsible should there be any contravention to the rules.However, if you intend to transfer ownership of your unmanned aircraft to your friend, you should de-register your unmanned aircraft and remove the registration label from the unmanned aircraft. Your friend will be required to purchase a new registration label and complete the registration. 11. If the weight of my unmanned aircraft without any add-on items or modifications does not exceed 250g, but exceeds 250g if I incorporate these items or modifications, do I still need to register my unmanned aircraft? You are required to register your unmanned aircraft if the total weight of the unmanned aircraft at the time of operations, including any add-on items or modifications, exceeds 250g. If you are unsure of the total weight of your unmanned aircraft, you are advised to register your unmanned aircraft. 12. Do I need to register my unmanned aircraft if I am using it for flight testing purposes and where the unmanned aircraft will likely sustain damages requiring repairs in the course of the flight testing? Yes, you will be required to register the unmanned aircraft for such scenarios, if the total weight of the unmanned aircraft at the time of operations, including any add-on items or modifications, exceeds 250g. 13. How do I register the UA on behalf of an organisation? To register the unmanned aircraft on behalf of an organisation, please do so via your organisation’s CorpPass via the online UA Portal. Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL) and schools should also register their unmanned aircraft using the CorpPass account. 14. If I have chosen to buy the registration label online, how long will it take to be mailed to me? Please allow up to 5 working days for the registration label to be mailed to you. Only Singapore addresses are accepted. 15. What form of photo identification (ID) is required in order to purchase the registration label? Only valid NRIC, FIN or Passport will be accepted as a valid photo ID for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents. For non-Singaporeans and non-Permanent Residents, only FIN or Passport will be accepted as a valid photo ID. A digital photo ID is required for those who wish to purchase the registration label online, while those who purchase at any of the designated SingPost Post Offices will be required to submit a photocopy of their photo ID. 16. Where do I stick the registration label on my unmanned aircraft? The registration label must be affixed on the outer surface of a non-detachable part of the unmanned aircraft (e.g. top surface or at the side of the main body) and be clearly visible. Do not stick the registration label on places such as the removable battery, propeller guard or propeller. For more information, click here. 17. Where do I locate the Registration ID and Verification ID on my registration label? The Registration ID and Verification ID can be found in the registration label package. These two IDs are required to complete the registration. Please do not throw away the label package until you have completed your registration.Above and below the QR-code of the registration label, there are two strings of characters. The registration ID is the seven-character alphanumeric code that is found above the QR code. The verification ID is the three-character alphanumeric code that is found below the QR code. 18. If my unmanned aircraft is of a considerable size as compared to the registration label, how do I ensure that the photograph captures the entire unmanned aircraft with label affixed to it clearly? It is important that the photograph captures the label affixed to the unmanned aircraft. CAAS will contact you if further clarifications are required. 19. What should I do if I damage my registration label? Should the registration label be damaged or has been tampered with, it will be rendered invalid. You will be required to de-register the unmanned aircraft and re-register your UA by purchasing a new registration label. 20. I am a foreigner visiting Singapore. Do I need to register my unmanned aircraft? Yes, foreigners who wish to operate their unmanned aircraft with a total weight of above 250 grams must register their unmanned aircraft before they fly in Singapore.For more information, click here. 21. I am a foreigner visiting Singapore. How can I purchase the UA registration label? Foreigners are allowed to purchase your registration label both online and over-the-counter. However, you will need a local address if you are purchasing online as the delivery is only within Singapore.For over-the-counter purchase, the following is required:a) Completed physical copy of the UA Registration Label Purchase Form; andb) Original and photocopy of your Passport 22. Can I apply for a UAPass to register my unmanned aircraft? No, you should register your unmanned aircraft using your SingPass or CorpPass if you already hold a SingPass or are registering on behalf of an organisation.For tourists and foreigners that are not eligible for a SingPass or CorpPass account, you will be required to apply for a UAPass to complete your registration process. The processing time of the UAPass takes about 5 working days. Therefore, it is recommended that you apply for your UAPass prior to your visit to Singapore. 23. When should I de-register my unmanned aircraft? You should de-register your unmanned aircraft under any of the following situations: If the unmanned aircraft is lost or damaged beyond repair; When the registration label is damaged or when the information on the label becomes illegible; When intending to transfer the ownership of the unmanned aircraft to someone else. 24. If I have to make repairs to my unmanned aircraft arising from damages, or make modifications to my unmanned aircraft, do I need to de-register my unmanned aircraft and register under a new registration? If the registration label is not tampered with or damaged, you will not be required to de-register the unmanned aircraft and register it under a new registration. However, for purposes of traceability, you are strongly encouraged to keep a record of the changes made to your unmanned aircraft arising from repairs or modifications. 25. I want to sell my registered unmanned aircraft. Can I transfer the ownership of the registration label? If you intend to sell your registered unmanned aircraft, you should de-register your unmanned aircraft and remove the registration label from the unmanned aircraft. The new owner of the unmanned aircraft will be required to purchase a new registration label and complete the registration under his / her name. 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