Criteria for Unmanned Aerial Systems registration online:

  • If this aircraft is being used for commercial purposes.
  • In case if you use this aircraft for some other reasons instead of recreation and hobby.
  • Your aircraft weighs more than 0.55 lbs. (250 g) and less than 55 lbs. (25 kg).
  • If you wish to operate your drown at regions that are outside United States.

    Owners must register their UAS by paper if your UAS meets the following guidelines:

  • Your aircraft is used for commercial purposes.
  • Your aircraft is used for other than hobby and recreation.
  • Your aircraft is greater than 55 lbs.
  • You intend to operate your aircraft outside of the United States.

    How to Register?

    The cost to register is only $5 to execute the complete registration process and all the procedures are simple to follow and can be done online here at the FAA.

    Here are few important things that you may need during registration process:

    1. Email address.
    2. Debit or Credit card.
    3. Mailing address as well as physical address if both are different.

    NOTE: If you register before midnight EST, January 20th, 2016 your $5 registration fee will be refunded!

    This registration is considered valid for three years and once you are able to get your registration number then it can be easily used for all your unmanned aircraft in order to meet the registration criteria. Note that you have to mark that registration number over all aircraft that you own at present. This procedure is very useful to ensure safety of aircraft as well as owners as path allocations for on air movements is done accordingly.