Register an Imported Plane in Canada

How do I Register my Imported aircraft in Canada (for first-time registration of imported aircraft)?

Basic Requirements

  • meet airworthiness requirements for importation into Canada;
  • ensure that the aircraft is not registered in a foreign country;
  • apply to Transport Canada, Civil Aviation for registration marks to be assigned to your aircraft;
  • apply to Transport Canada, Civil Aviation to register your aircraft;
  • provide aircraft-specific documentation with the application; pay the applicable fee(s).

Importation Eligibility

  • Contact Maintenance and Manufacturing in the appropriate Transport
  • Canada, Civil Aviation office to ensure that your aircraft is verified for importation into Canada.

Aircraft not on a Foreign Register

  • Ensure that evidence that the aircraft is not on a foreign register has been provided by the last state of registry to Transport Canada.

Registration Marks:

  • apply to the appropriate Transport Canada, Civil Aviation office for registration marks to be issued to the aircraft.
  • Registration marks will be issued in the C-F and C-G series.

Registration Application/Documentation

  • Complete the form entitled Application for registration of aircraft (form 26-0522), which you can obtain from any Transport Canada, Civil Aviation office
  • attach the proof of ownership document (e.g. bill of sale)
  • include a photo (or rubbing) of the aircraft ID plate, clearly showing the name of the manufacturer, model, serial number and type certificate number
  • include fee payment
  • provide the form, attachments and fee to the appropriate Transport Canada, Civil Aviation office.

Document Obtained

You will receive a Certificate of Registration in the mail from Transport Canada, Civil Aviation.

Fee Payment

There is a $110.00 fee for registering your aircraft, payable to the Receiver General for Canada. There is no fee for issuing a mark, but there is a $45.00 fee for reserving a mark or a $140.00 fee for reserving or issuing a special mark.

For further information: View Maintenance and Manufacturing staff instruction concerning importation of aircraft.