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Apply for an operating license for the cross-border operation of unmanned aircraft (UAS) in the "special" operating category

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

Are you registered as an operator of unmanned aircraft (UAS) in an EASA member state other than Germany and would like to operate a UAS in the "special" operating category in Germany? Then you need a permit for this.

You apply for approval from the German Federal Aviation Authority (LBA) and receive it if you meet one of the two requirements:

  • The aviation authority in your country has already granted you an operating license for your country or
  • You have the Light Unmanned Aircraft Operator Certificate (LUC) including the right to add a new operating area independently.

EASA establishes and monitors uniform safety and environmental standards for civil aviation at European level.


Process flow

You can apply for your UAS operating permit for the cross-border operation of a UAS in the "special" operating category online or by post

  • Call up the online application on the federal portal verwaltung.bund.de. This will guide you step by step through the necessary information.
  • Upload the required documents and submit the application. Alternatively, you can print out the completed online application and send it to the LBA by post together with the documents.
  • The LBA will check your application.
  • You will receive
    • a fee notice and
    • an operating license or
    • a notice of refusal.
  • You pay the fees.
Requirements
  • You live in an EASA member state other than Germany.
  • You are registered with your national aviation authority as a UAS operator.
  • You have
    • an operating license for the "special" operating category, issued by your national aviation authority, or
    • a simplified operator certificate (LUC).
  • the flight of your UAS does not correspond to any of the standard scenarios.
  • Your UAS operation is assigned to the "special" operating category. This is the case,
    • as soon as a condition of the "open" operating category is not met and
    • none of the criteria of the "subject to approval" operating category apply.

Note: You can find out which conditions apply to the "open" and "subject to authorization" establishment categories in Article 4 and Article 6 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947.

Which documents are required?
  • Application form
  • Operating license
  • File with the coordinates of the operating area
  • File with risk mitigation measures

if an authorization as LUC is available:

  • Application form
  • Simplified operator certificate (LUC) with scope of approval
  • File with the coordinates of the operating area

if you are submitting the application on behalf of another person, for example a minor:

  • Power of attorney

If you are applying for the operating license by post, you will need the following for authentication purposes:

  • for natural persons:
    • identity card
    • passport or
    • Residence permit, each in copy
  • for legal entities:
    • Extract from the commercial or association register with
    • Copy of identity card or passport and
    • Signature of an authorized representative
Legal basis
Appeal

Contradiction

What else should I know?

There are no indications or special features.

Author

Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (LBA)


Forwarding service: deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport Affairs (BMDV)

Professionally released on

28.09.2023

Teaser

Are you registered as an operator of unmanned aircraft (UAS) in an EASA member state other than Germany and would like to operate a UAS in the "special" operating category in Germany? Then you need a permit for this.

Process flow

You can apply for your UAS operating permit for the cross-border operation of a UAS in the "special" operating category online or by post

  • Call up the online application on the federal portal verwaltung.bund.de. This will guide you step by step through the necessary information.
  • Upload the required documents and submit the application. Alternatively, you can print out the completed online application and send it to the LBA by post together with the documents.
  • The LBA will check your application.
  • You will receive
    • a fee notice and
    • an operating license or
    • a notice of refusal.
  • You pay the fees.

Requirements

  • You live in an EASA member state other than Germany.
  • You are registered with your national aviation authority as a UAS operator.
  • You have
    • an operating license for the "special" operating category, issued by your national aviation authority, or
    • a simplified operator certificate (LUC).
  • the flight of your UAS does not correspond to any of the standard scenarios.
  • Your UAS operation is assigned to the "special" operating category. This is the case,
    • as soon as a condition of the "open" operating category is not met and
    • none of the criteria of the "subject to approval" operating category apply.

Note: You can find out which conditions apply to the "open" and "subject to authorization" establishment categories in Article 4 and Article 6 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947.

Which documents are required?

  • Application form
  • Operating license
  • File with the coordinates of the operating area
  • File with risk mitigation measures

if an authorization as LUC is available:

  • Application form
  • Simplified operator certificate (LUC) with scope of approval
  • File with the coordinates of the operating area

if you are submitting the application on behalf of another person, for example a minor:

  • Power of attorney

If you are applying for the operating license by post, you will need the following for authentication purposes:

  • for natural persons:
    • identity card
    • passport or
    • Residence permit, each in copy
  • for legal entities:
    • Extract from the commercial or association register with
    • Copy of identity card or passport and
    • Signature of an authorized representative

Legal basis

Appeal

Contradiction

What else should I know?

There are no indications or special features.

Author

Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (LBA)


Forwarding service: deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport Affairs (BMDV)

Professionally released on

28.09.2023

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