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.
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.
Modes of Purchase
The registration labels can be purchased through the following methods:
|Mode of Purchase
|| Documents Required
- A digital copy of NRIC/FIN/Passport.
at designated SingPost post offices
Designated SingPost Post Offices
Users may purchase their registration labels at these 26 post offices.
For the latest information on branch opening hours, please visit www.singpost.com/covid-19-updates
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. These requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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).
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 5 working days to be approved, visitors are advised to complete their UAPass account creation prior to their visit to Singapore.
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.
It is an offence to operate an unregistered UA with a total weight of above 250 grams in Singapore. Users who fail to comply with the registration requirements could face a fine of up to $10,000, or imprisonment not exceeding 6 months, or both.
For a more interactive guide, please watch the video below for a step-by-step guide to completing your UA registration process: