Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

UAS Registration from outside US

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TKofoed, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. TKofoed

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2015
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    8
    Hi guys – I live in Norway but is going to the States in a couple months. I therefore tried to register, but registration website doesn't allow access outside US. I have tried contacting UAS help - but to no prevail. Has anyone here, who's not a US resident and successful registering outside the US?
    ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots1452296871.927484.jpg
     
  2. tcope

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2015
    Messages:
    3,519
    Likes Received:
    1,387
    Location:
    Salt Lake City, UT
    You can't as you don't need to. You are not a US citizen or have a permanent residence here.
     
    #2 tcope, Jan 8, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2016
  3. Meta4

    Meta4 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Messages:
    7,734
    Likes Received:
    3,451
    Q11. Updated: Are non-U.S. citizens visiting the United States on vacation or for drone competitions required to register?
    A. Everyone, including foreign nationals and tourists, who operate a UAS for hobby or recreational purposes outdoors in the U.S. must use the FAA's online registration system. These non-U.S. citizens or non-permanent U.S. residents will receive the same registration certificate as U.S. Citizens or permanent U.S. residents. However, this certificate will function as a "recognition of ownership" document. This document is required by the Department of Transportation for foreign nationals to operate legally in the US.

    Q28. Is there a citizenship requirement?
    A. Only United States citizens can register their small UAS. The certificate serves as a certificate of ownership for non-citizens, not a registration certificate.

    I have seen reference to using a paper system rather than online for foreign registrations - but I've never seen further details.
    Perhaps you should just hold off and register online when you get there?

    edit ..
    Or maybe try this??
    proxy-us.hide.me
     
  4. TKofoed

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2015
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    8
    Sorry - but that is incorrect information: Q11 on UAS registration FAQ :

    "Q11. Updated: Are non-U.S. citizens visiting the United States on vacation or for drone competitions required to register?

    A. Everyone, including foreign nationals and tourists, who operate a UAS for hobby or recreational purposes outdoors in the U.S. must use the FAA's online registration system. These non-U.S. citizens or non-permanent U.S. residents will receive the same registration certificate as U.S. Citizens or permanent U.S. residents. However, this certificate will function as a "recognition of ownership" document. This document is required by the Department of Transportation for foreign nationals to operate legally in the U.S."
     
  5. TKofoed

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2015
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    8
    Thanks - never got to Q28... Haha - sort of contradicting .. Wonder why? Anyway - I was trying to register so I would have number and marking settled before going..

    Again - thanks for clarifying

    T
     
  6. Meta4

    Meta4 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Messages:
    7,734
    Likes Received:
    3,451
    I added a little extra idea on the end of my last post.
    Not sure if it will work but I'd be interested to know
     
  7. TKofoed

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2015
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    8
    Since I never got to the actual registration page – what information do you have to provide?
     
  8. TKofoed

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2015
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    8
    Had a friend in the US try to register me but obviously not for non-us citizen
     
  9. Meta4

    Meta4 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Messages:
    7,734
    Likes Received:
    3,451
    No info. But a link that might help to get to their site from outside the usa
     
  10. TKofoed

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2015
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    8
    Link?
     
  11. Meta4

    Meta4 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Messages:
    7,734
    Likes Received:
    3,451
  12. plasrobin

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2015
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    15
  13. TKofoed

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2015
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    8
    Thanks plarobin (I'm on IOS) - Meta4 - thanks to you too proxy link works
     
  14. Radar335

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2016
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    5
    Jeg hadde den med frem og tilbake i november. Ingen registrering - ingen sporsmal, men det var vel ikke lovlig da...
     
  15. TKofoed

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2015
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    8
    New rules from from Dec 21st 2015!where in no way are you located? – I'm in Bergen?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  16. Radar335

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2016
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    5
    I live in Drammen. I am in the US quite often, so I guess I have to get my papers right then. I also eventually plan to apply for a commercial licence (in Norway).
     
  17. CuFlying

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2015
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Halifax Nova Scotia

    Then why is the FAA site blocked, when trying to register. I'm a US Citizen and live in Canada,but it will not let me reg. Have sent in 3 request and still NO answer????????????
     
  18. Meta4

    Meta4 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Messages:
    7,734
    Likes Received:
    3,451
    Because they have a general block on any foreign web addresses and can't distinguish a US citizen with a foreign web address.
    But if you use the link in post #11 above you'll get through just fine.
     
  19. CuFlying

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2015
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Halifax Nova Scotia
    I am a citizen....please read...
     
  20. tcope

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2015
    Messages:
    3,519
    Likes Received:
    1,387
    Location:
    Salt Lake City, UT
    My reply was well before yours and a reply to TKofoed's post.

    I've not looked into this matter much but it seems to me that the people running the registration website my be blocking IP addresses from other countries to prevent people who live in those countries from creating incorrect registrations. If this is the case it's obviously a big error on their part.

    The easiest way around this would be to simply use the site if you are in the US and going to fly the drone. That way your IP address would allow you to register.