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Your Guide For When a Certificate of Aircraft Registration Expires

As an aircraft owner, you must know how to keep your registration in order. This includes knowing what to do when a certificate of aircraft registration expires.

What to Do When a Certificate of Aircraft Registration Expires

As you probably know already, you should never fly with your registration out of order or else it could result in fines or the grounding of the aircraft, which is why you need to act quickly when a certificate of aircraft registration expires. If you need to apply for aircraft renewal but aren’t sure about how to carry out the overall process, here’s a quick guide on what you can do to take care of the situation before the registration expires. And, in case it does expire, we can let you know what to do about that as well.

When Should You Renew Your Aircraft Registration?

Your aircraft registration needs to be renewed before it expires. If you’re not sure of when it’s expiring, then check the date on your certificate of registration. The renewal process can only be carried out within a few months of the expiration date, though, so don’t get ahead of yourself. You can do this a month in advance and you should be fine. However, if a certificate of aircraft registration expires, you can no longer renew it through this process. Instead, you will need to go through the process of re-registering the aircraft, which is a slightly different process. The re-registration form is meant to restore registration that was left unattended without the need to start from scratch. This will also apply if your registration has remained expired for an extended time if, say, the aircraft went through lengthy repairs or was temporarily moved to a different country. 

How Should You Renew Your Aircraft?

Now, if the expiration date is coming up, find the renewal form here on our website and submit it with the necessary information to make sure it keeps going after its expiration date. It’s pretty straightforward since the information about the vessel is already in the hands of the Federal Aviation Administration. When a certificate of aircraft registration expires, what you need to do is re-register the aircraft, you will need to use the re-registration form, also available here on our website. Any form is readily available for you to fill out from the comfort of your home and submit it to us without inconveniencing yourself any further. Once you submit the form, it will be a matter of days before you can enjoy your valid registration again.

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Easily File Your Renewal Forms

Here at the National Aviation Center, we know just how stressful paperwork can be, especially when you’re probably busy with more important stuff. All the forms you might need concerning your registration with the Federal Aviation Administration can be found here on our platform for you to fill out, submit, and process without issue. Whatever you need, you will find on our website, and should you need help at some point, you can always count on our team to help you out with whatever you need. Feel free to reach out to us with your doubts, questions, and concerns about the process. We are here to help you get that airplane up and running.