The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)
will implement mandatory registration for unmanned aircraft (UA)
from 2 January 2020.
Any UA, such as a drone, with a total weight
above 250 grams must be registered with the CAAS before it can be
operated in Singapore.
The registration process involves the purchase
of a registration label bearing a unique UA registration number,
followed by submission of a photo of the UA affixed with the
A registration fee of $15 per UA will be
collected at the point of purchase of the registration label.
From 2 January 2020, the labels can be purchased
online via the CAAS or SingPost website, or over the counter at
27 designated SingPost post offices. If purchasing online via the
CAAS or SingPost
website, users should allow up to five working days for the
registration label to be mailed to them.
Registrants must be 16 years old and above
at the point of registration of their UA. Once the label is
obtained, users will need to complete the registration process at
the online UA portal by providing some basic personal details and
information on the UA as well as uploading a photo of their UA
affixed with the registration label.
UA users will
have a 3-month grace period from 2 January 2020 to register their
UA. From 2 April 2020, it will be an offence to operate or fly an
unregistered UA in Singapore. Offenders could face a fine of up to
$10,000 and/or imprisonment not exceeding 6 months.
Mr Kevin Shum, Director-General of CAAS, said,
ďMandatory UA registration is an important part of our enhanced
regulatory framework to ensure that UA can be used in Singapore
safely. To further encourage UA users to fly responsibly, we will
also be stepping up efforts to educate and help UA users comply