Unmanned Aircraft Registration to Commence on 2 January 2020

Operating an unregistered unmanned aircraft will be an offence from 2 April 2020

Unmanned Aircraft (UA1) registration will commence on 2 January 2020. Any UA including radio-controlled aircraft, drones and remote-controlled kites, with a total weight above 250 grams, must be registered with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore before it can be operated in Singapore. Registrants must be 16 years old and above.

2               The registration process involves the purchase of a registration label online (www.caas.gov.sg/UAregistration) or at 27 designated SingPost post offices, followed by the completion of the UA registration online. A registration fee of $15 per UA will be collected at the point of purchase of the registration label. For Singaporeans and Permanent Residents (PR), each individual is allowed to purchase up to five registration labels. For non-Singaporeans or non-PRs, each individual is allowed to purchase only one label. Anyone who wishes to purchase more than the purchasing limit may submit their request to CAAS at ua_registration@caas.gov.sg. Please refer to Annex A for the UA registration details.

3               UA users will have a three-month grace period from 2 January 2020 to register their UA. From 2 April 2020, it will be an offence to operate an unregistered UA with a total weight of above 250 grams in Singapore. Offenders could face a fine of up to $10,000, or imprisonment not exceeding 6 months, or both.

4               For more details on UA registration, regulatory requirements as well as flying dos and don’ts, visit www.caas.gov.sg/flyitsafe.

1 An unmanned aircraft refers to an aircraft that may be flown or used without any individual on board the aircraft to operate it.

About the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)

The mission of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is to grow a safe, vibrant air hub and civil aviation system, making a key contribution to Singapore's success. CAAS' roles are to oversee and promote safety in the aviation industry, develop the air hub and aviation industry, provide air navigation services, provide aviation training for human resource development, and contribute to the development of international civil aviation. For more information, visit www.caas.gov.sg


For more information, please contact:

Ms Nur Diana Jamaludin
Senior Manager (Corporate Communications)
Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
DID:         +65 6541 2085
Email:       Nur_Diana_Jamaludin@caas.gov.sg


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