Does aircraft registration expire? How do you renew your aircraft registration? What happens if the registration has already expired? If you’re wondering about any of these, our team can help.
Airplane Registration Expiration and Renewal
As is the case with just about any bureaucratic registration, your aircraft registration certificate doesn’t last forever. So if you’re wondering “does aircraft registration expire?” you now know that the answer is yes. However, you probably have a few more questions about the whole thing. Don’t worry, the answers are all right here.
Does Aircraft Registration Expire?
Yes, aircraft registration does expire, and you will need to pay attention to the expiration date on your certificate so that your airplane isn’t grounded for lack of registration. Typically, airplane registration will be valid for seven years, after which you will need to go through the renewal process in order to get another seven years of registration. Pay particular attention to the date, because in order to file for renewal you need to submit the form before the registration expires, but not too far in advance so that it’s too early.
How Do I Renew My Registration?
Ideally, you should be taking care of the renewal process a month or two ahead of the expiration date. Earlier than that, it might get rejected, while later than that it might not be ready on time. It’s a delicate balance, but an important one. When the time is right, you will have to submit the form for renewal, which you can do right here on our platform. Just fill it out and submit it through our processors, who will make sure that everything is in order to avoid any delays. Your new certificate will be on its way as soon as possible.
What Happens if My Registration Expires?
So, if your registration did expire and you didn’t get to renew it on time, you will no longer be able to go through the renewal process as explained above. Instead, you will have to file for reinstatement, which is a different form altogether. What this does, is reinstate your registration if it, at some point, was deleted off the registry through either deletion or expiration. You can also take care of this process through our website, with the form readily available on our sidebar for you to fill out and submit.
Submit Forms For Renewal and Reinstatement
Filing aircraft documentation with the Federal Aviation Administration, like any kind of bureaucratic paperwork, can be kind of annoying to get through. Lucky for you, here at the National Aviation Center, we are always looking to make the experience a lot easier for you. Here on our platform, you will be able to find all the forms and applications that you might need as part of your documentation process. And, should you have any questions about any of the forms, you can always reach out to us with any questions through our contact page. You will soon be able to get all your registration documents in order without any trouble.