Unmanned aircraft registration commenced in Singapore on 2 January 2020.
According to a statement from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore:
“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…. 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 SD10,000, or imprisonment not exceeding 6 months, or both.”
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 SD15 will be collected at the point of purchase of each registration label.
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.
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. 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.
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