Step 2 - Register

Steps to Register a RPAS Operator & RPAS (Drone) by a Visitor to Vanuatu

* This RPAS Registration is only for Operations that can take place in compliance with CAAV Rules Part 101. and weigh between 100 grams and 15 Kilograms and Drones are equipped with a camera.

Operations under CAAV Rules Part 102 require direct authorisation by the Director of Civil Aviation Authority Vanuatu.

After completing your RARN Registration and logging in you will now find 2 new menus - > OPERATOR / PILOT < and > RPAS / AIRCRAFT <.
These menus take you to the registration forms for both pilot/operator and rpas/aircraft.
These are the official Registrations required to fly and operate a drone under Section 6(2)(1) of the Vanuatu National Cultural Council Act [Cap.186].

1. Select the menu at the top of this page “OPERATOR / PILOT”

2. A form will now open with space for the Operator / Pilot details.

3. Choose the correct Registration through the options presented (Visitor or Foreign Media)

4. Complete all questions (fill in all the required details or your registration will fail)

5. Click “Process Registration”

6. A Confirmation message will be displayed and your application will be pending on payment clearance and confirmation from Paypal.

7. Upon payment confirmation, a further confirmation message will be sent to you and the Registrations becomes Active


Repeat the above process for each further required RPAS / Aircraft Registration required by choosing the correct option for your RPAS or multiple RPAS


Registration Payment Receipts:

Your Registrations will only be Activated and create a Receipt on payment.

1. Go to “My Profile”
 under the 'Registered Users' menu drop-down options.

2. Open the option 'Subscription History'

3. Download the Receipt PDF under the final column - Invoice Number 

4. Print out your Registration PDF Receipt and keep a copy with your RPAS and yourself when operating your RPAS


RPAS Registration consists of 2 separate registrations*

- RPAS Operator registration (the person flying the drone)

- the RPAS - Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (drone)

 The registration is

  • RPAS Operator - $50 for each pilot
  • RPAS (drone) - $50 for each RPAS

*Operator (16yrs Min).

* Please note:

Registration Applications become Cultural Council documents under the Act
- severe penalties exist for submitting false or misleading information !


Step 1 - Create A RARN

What IS A RARN ? - RPAS Aviation Reference Number


Your RARN is a unique identifier which will be used in all future dealings with VKS and RPAS (drone) operations.


1. Select the above menu item CREATE RARN

2. The registration form will be opened

3. Fill in all required information and click “PROCESS SUBSCRIPTION” 

4. A confirmation message will be displayed to you and an activation link will be sent to your email

5. Activate your account through the link in your email 

6. Come back to https://vuv.drone.vu web page (this site) and choose  'Log In' 

- under the 'REGISTERED USERS' menu

7. Go to “My Profile” through the My Profile option in the Account Menu after logging in.

8. Check all boxes and fill in any missing details

9. Click “Save”

10. A confirmation message will be displayed to you that the profile is updated and saved successfully

11. Now proceed to Register the Pilot and RPAS through the now visible menu items in the main menu.


The RARN ID is your private identification allowing you to login and access secure forms, services and information,

it is required to register for all services and when communicating with VKS and stakeholder authorities.

It is free perpetual ID - IT IS NOT A ' DRONE REGISTRATION '