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When you can reapply

You can reapply from 28 days before your PDRA01 Operational Authorisation expires.

Reapply before the expiry date to preserve the anniversary of your authorisation and make sure there is no break in your authorisation.

Cost and period of authorisation

PDRA01 Operational Authorisation costs £234 per year.

There's no VAT to pay.

Your authorisation will last for 12 months.

Reapply for a PDRA01 Operational Authorisation

Once you're in the application service, we'll include some information from your previous application. You can keep this or you can update it if anything has changed since last time.


What if your authorisation has already expired

If your authorisation has expired, you'll need to apply for a new authorisation.

You can use the 'Reapply' button above.

Remember, you must not carry out any operations under an expired authorisation.


Refund Policy

In line with the CAA’s Charge Waivers & Refunds Policy, in the event of submitting a PDRA01 application in error, up to and including 30 days after the date of your application only, you may withdraw your application and request a refund of your fee. However, an administrative fee of £25 will be deducted from the price initially paid by the applicant. Requests for refunds made after this period will not be considered.

If the error concerned was identified as a result of CAA oversight activity of the Operator, resulting in a finding or otherwise, prior to the refund request being made, then no refund will be granted.

All requests should be made in writing to uavenquiries@caa.co.uk, providing a detailed explanation of the reason for the refund request and including the following details so we can verify your identity:

  • full name
  • organisation name (if applicable)
  • Operator ID
  • PDRA01 authorisation number
  • email address you used to register
  • name on payment card

Upon receipt of the refund request, our team will review the case and determine eligibility based on the criteria outlined in this policy. If approved, we will aim to process the refund payable, the paid application fee minus the administrative fee of £25, within 28 working days.