Application procedure for operator registration
In accordance with section 66a(3) of the Civil Aviation Act (LuftVG), the operator of a UAS is obliged to register as an operator if the drone to be operated weighs more than 249 g or is equipped with a sensor to collect personal data, such as a (video, photo, infrared) camera, microphone etc..
Registration as an operator serves to clearly identify the drone operator. After successful registration, the drone operator is assigned an electronic identification number (e-ID) to be affixed to every drone operated by the registered person or institution. Only one e-ID is issued per operator.