Unmanned aircraft; application for a permit to operate in a UAS geographic area.

For the operation of an unmanned aerial vehicle in a geographical area in accordance with Section 21h (3) and (4) of the Air Ordinance, you may apply for deviations from the specified operating conditions in justified cases.


Special notes

You can register as a UAS operator on the online registration portal of the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (LBA) (see "Related links").

The online course and the online theory exam for the proof of competence open subcategory A1/A3 can be found on the learning portal of the LBA (see "Related links").

You can take the proof of competence open subcategory A2 at one of the testing centers for remote pilots (PStF) designated by the LBA (see "Related links").

The Luftfahrt-Bundesamt is responsible for licensing procedures in the special category. You can direct any queries about this and about the certificates of competence for remote pilots to the e-mail address uas@lba.de.


If possible, 10 working days before the scheduled take-off day (permission according to § 21 i para. 1 LuftVO)


Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.


  • Individual permit according to § 21 i para. 1 LuftVO: 50.00 - 3,500.00 EUR


Administrative court proceedings; information

Administrative court action


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