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How to find your serial number
Every commercially manufactured drone or remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) has it's own unique serial number. Providing us the serial number when you register will help us to know you own the drone and it has been legally registered.
It's important you know your drone's correct serial number, so you can accurately register it.
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Most serial numbers are located on or inside the body of the drone.
To find your serial number, follow these steps:
- Make sure your drone is switched off and is safe to investigate.
- Find and remove your drone's battery.
- Inside the battery compartment, look for a range of numbers or characters – this is your serial number. For example, DJI drones have a 14-digit serial number. This number may also be labelled simply as 'Serial number' or 'S/N'.
- If your drone's battery can't be removed, search the outside for a set of numbers or characters as above.
- If there is no number on the drone itself, you might find it on your warranty card or original packaging.
When registering your drone through myCASA, you should select the 'No serial number available' option. We'll then give you a CASA-generated registration mark to attach to your drone.
You must ensure that the registration mark is written or affixed to the drone in a location that can be easily accessed and is clearly visible. You can mark your drone by:
- writing with permanent marker
- creating a label or sticker with a permanent label maker - making sure the label doesn't change the weight or operation of your drone.
If your marker or sticker gets damaged, falls off or becomes hard to read - you must re-mark your drone so your registration number is easily visible at all times.
Have a question? Need help? Try asking our virtual assistant, which can be found in the bottom right hand corner of your screen.
You can also contact us through our online enquiry form.
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