UA Registration

Any unmanned aircraft (UA) with a total weight of above 250 grams must be registered before it can be operated in Singapore. Some examples of UA include radio-controlled aircraft, drones and remote-controlled kites. 

The UA registration is a two-step process comprising:

  • Purchase of a registration label;
  • Completion of the online registration via the UA Portal.

A registration fee of $15 will be collected at the point of purchase of each registration label.

Important note: 
1. Users must be at least 16 years old at registration. For those below 16 years old, they must ensure that the UA they are flying are registered by someone eligible (e.g. parent or legal guardian) and have obtained his/her permission to use it. 

2. Users are reminded that they will be held accountable for all activities involving the UA registered under their name. 

Purchase of Registration Label

Modes of Purchase

The registration labels can be purchased through the following methods:

Mode of Purchase   Documents Required
Online
Online Purchase
  • A digital copy of NRIC/FIN/Passport.


Over-the-counter
at designated SingPost post offices
Over-the-Counter Purchase


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Purchasing Limits

There is a purchasing limit for each individual:

  • Up to 5 registration labels for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents (PR);
  • 1 registration label for non-Singaporeans or non-PRs.

Note: Anyone who wishes to purchase more than the purchasing limit may submit their request here or write in to CAAS at UA_registration@caas.gov.sg. These requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Online Registration of UA

Affix the registration label on the UA

Upon receiving the registration label, affix it on the UA before completing the registration online.

Note: As UA come in various shapes and sizes, a general guide is to affix the registration label on a visible and non-detachable surface. It should be affixed on the main body of the UA instead of a part that is easily removed or replaced (e.g. propeller, propeller guard, battery or payload).

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Complete the registration online

Once the registration label is affixed on the UA, complete the registration via the UA Portal. The registrant will need to login via the following accounts:

  • SingPass Account - when registering as an individual;
  • CorpPass Account - when registering on behalf of an organisation;
  • UAPass Account - for a person without a valid SingPass/CorpPass account (e.g. tourists)

Note: As the creation of a UAPass account will take 3 to 5 working days to be approved, visitors are advised to complete their UAPass account creation prior to their visit to Singapore. 

De-registration of UA

The registrant must de-register his/her UA via the UA Portal if:

  • The UA is lost or damaged beyond repair;
  • The UA’s registration label is damaged or when information on the label becomes illegible;
  • The UA is sold, or given, to another person.

The registration label is non-transferable. The new owner of the UA will need to obtain a new registration label and complete the online registration.

Upon de-registration, the de-registered label should be removed from the UA and destroyed.

From 2 April 2020, it will be an offence to operate an unregistered UA with a total weight of above 250 grams in Singapore.

Online Purchase
Online Purchase
  • Purchaser's photo identification to be uploaded online.
Over-the-counter Purchase
Over-the-Counter Purchase
  • Completed hardcopy of the UA Registration Label Form. Click here (Note to FIT: pls hyperlink to the form when uploaded) to download the form;
  • Original and photocopy of purchaser's photo identification;
  • Letter of Eligibility (LOE) from CAAS (applicable if purchasing on behalf of an organisation).










Last Updated on 11 March 2020