Unmanned aircraft registration commenced in Singapore


Unmanned Aircraft (UA1) registration commenced 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.

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.

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.

ATM News RPAS/UAS Asia-Pacific