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 at $25 each;
  • Completion of the online registration via the UA Portal.

Important note:

  1. UA users must be at least 16 years old at point of registration. For those below 16 years old, they must ensure that the UA is registered by an eligible individual (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. 
  3. There will be no replacement for the lost or damage of registration label. New registration label would need to be purchased.

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

Designated SingPost Post Offices

Users may purchase their registration labels at these 27 post offices.
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Note: For online purchases, it will take up to 5 working days for the delivery of the registration label. Delivery is only available within Singapore.


Number of labels that can be purchased

Each individual can purchase:

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

Note: For those who wish to purchase more than the purchasing limit may submit their request here. These requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Online Registration of UA

  1. 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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  2. Snap a photo

    Take a picture of the UA with the affixed label.

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  3. 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: For individuals and businesses
    • UAPass Account: For visitors without a valid Singpass (e.g. tourists, foreigners)
    Note: The creation of a UAPass account will take 5 working days. Visitors (e.g. tourists, foreigners) are advised to complete their UAPass account creation prior to their visit to Singapore. 
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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.



Important Note

It is an offence to operate an unregistered UA with a total weight of above 250 grams in Singapore. Failure to comply 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:



Refer to the advisory circular titled "Registration of Unmanned Aircraft" for more information on registration requirements.



Last Updated on 22 February 2024