Register imported aircraft

Fee: $110

If you import an aircraft from another country, you must register it in Canada. After you apply, we will send you a certificate of registration in the mail.

What you need to do before you register

Before applying to register an imported aircraft, you must:

  • Contact Civil Aviation to make sure your aircraft is eligible to be imported into Canada
  • Make sure the “last state of registry” (in other words, the country from which you’re importing) provides proof to Transport Canada that the aircraft isn’t on a foreign register
  • Meet airworthiness requirements for importation into Canada
  • Apply to Civil Aviation to get registration marks for your aircraft
    • There is no fee, except if you wish to reserve a mark ($45) or reserve a special mark ($140)

How to apply

  1. Complete the Application for Registration of Aircraft [PDF, 630 KB]
  2. Attach the following documents:
    • proof of ownership (for example, a bill of sale)
    • a photo of the aircraft’s ID plate, showing the:
      • name of manufacturer
      • model
      • serial number
      • type certificate number (if applicable)
  3. Enclose the aircraft registration fee of $110 (payable to the Receiver General for Canada) or pay using our Online Payment System
  4. Mail your application package to the Transport Canada Civil Aviation office in your region