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All Drone Laws in Venezuela for 2023

Updated in 2023 by Paul Posea
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122m max height

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Don't drop anything from your drone

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5km from airports

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50m from private property

This is a guide for the drone laws in Venezuela for 2023 (updated every year) where you'll get a clue about what you can or shouldn't do while flying a quadcopter anywhere in this country.

Can I fly a drone in Venezuela?

Flying a drone in Venezuela should be legal if we are to go by Venezuela’s National Aviation Authority, however, you must do your due diligence.

There was a story where the Venezuelan president was nearly assassinated by a drone rigged with explosives. If it were up to me, I would follow all the rules required of the country to the latter, as it is natural for any country to focus on that industry very seriously.

There are different rules for drones based on their weight, size, and type of flight. Let's explore more and learn these rules so that you can fly your drone in Venezuela without any issue at all.

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Do You Need a Drone License When Flying in Venezuela?

According to rules and regulations, sometimes you will need to have a license before flying your drone. Now the question comes, do you need a license when flying in Venezuela?

The answer is yes, you will need to get a license for both commercials as well as recreational drones when flying within the Venezuelan territory.

If you plan to use your drone for commercial purposes, then you will have to get a Certificate of Airworthiness from the National Aviation Authority. This certificate is only issued to those who have a valid license as well as insurance.

For recreational purposes, you will need to get a special permit from the National Aviation Authority. Furthermore, you should keep in mind that you need to be 13+ to be eligible for the license of recreational drones.

Now that we know that you need a license when flying in Venezuela, let's see how you can get one.

How to get a drone license in Venezuela

Now that you know that you will need a license to fly your drone in Venezuela, the next step is to get one. Here are the steps that you need to follow:

You must be a Venezuelan national or from a friendly country

To get a license in Venezuela, you will need to be a Venezuelan national or from a friendly country. If you are not from Venezuela, then you can check with the embassy to find out whether your country has diplomatic relations with Venezuela.

You must have an understanding of the Spanish language

The second thing that you need is to have an understanding of the Spanish language. All the documentation as well as the application process will be in Spanish. If you do not understand Spanish, then you can hire a translator or take help from someone who understands Spanish.

Must have an Aeronautical Medical Certificate

Finally, you need to have an Aeronautical Medical Certificate to apply for a license in Venezuela. This certificate can be obtained from any AME (Aeromedical Examiner).

Now that we know the requirements, let's take a look at the application process.

The Application Process

The first step of the application process is to fill out the form which is known as the "Petición de Licencia de Piloto de Drone". This form is available on the website of the National Aviation Authority.

After you have filled out the form, you will need to submit it along with the following documents:

  • A copy of your passport
  • A copy of your Aeronautical Medical Certificate
  • A copy of your birth certificate
  • If you are not from Venezuela, then you will need to submit a copy of your visa as well

Do I Need Insurance When Flying My Drone?

While some countries require drone pilots to ensure their drone before flying it, you might be wondering whether you need drone insurance when flying in Venezuela.

The answer is no, you are not required to have insurance when flying your drone in Venezuela.

However, we recommend that you get insurance as it will protect your drone in case of any accidents.

How can I register a drone in Venezuela?

Registering your drone is one of the key requirements whenever you are planning to fly your drone in Venezuela. The registration process is simple and can easily be done.

To register your drone, you will need to go to the online portal and make your submission. It will hardly take 20 minutes to fill out the form and submit it. However, I highly recommend reading the form once to fill it out accurately.

Details required for registration are:

Personal details

The first thing that you need to submit while filling out the application form for the registration of your drone is your details. This will include your name, address, email id, and phone number.

Technical information of the drone

The second thing that you need to submit is the details of your drone. For this, you will need to enter the make, model, and serial number of your drone. You will also need to mention the purpose for which you will be using your drone.

The drone’s flight path

The drone's flight path is also necessary to mention during the submission of the application form for the registration. You will need to specify the areas where you will be flying your drone.

Besides these details, you might also be required to submit other information depending on the type of your drone as well as its weight.

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Can I fly a commercial drone in Venezuela?

The govt of Venezuela allows both recreational and commercial drones within the country provided that the pilot is following all the rules.

To fly a commercial drone you must register:

  1. Online through the portal
  2. Submit the online form
  3. Pay an amount on the online platform.

Third-party insurance cover is mandatory in Venezuela. It takes 8 days to process your application in Venezuela. 

Registration is 100 Venezuelan tax units (subject to current currency inflations of course) and is valid for 2 years.

You need to have an Aeronautical Medical Certificate in order to apply for a license in Venezuela.

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Hi, I'm Paul.
A big drone enthusiast, reviewing, comparing and writing about drones since 2015. I'm all about helping people enjoy and even monetize their hobby.
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Paul Posea
Hi, I'm a long-time drone reviewer and I hope my articles and comparisons on this site as well as Dronesgator's youtube channel are of as much help as possible.

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