What is liability insurance cover?

Liability insurance cover you for any injury or damage to property of third parties. The Policy will pay for your cost of defense and any award legally imposed subject to Policy Terms and Conditions.

What is hull insurance cover?

Hull insurance cover your drone body and camera for accidental loss or damage. The Policy will pay for repair cost or full value of your drone in case of an accident subject to Policy Terms and Conditions.

When registering with CAAT it asks what type of insurance I have, do I select “Identified Controller” or “Unidentified Controller”?

Please select “Identified Controller”.

We will show the names of the controllers/operators in your insurance Policy. This means that the controllers are “identified”.

Does my policy automatically renew? Will my card be charged next year?

No. Your will not be automatically charged for renewal of your insurance Policy.

We will send you an e-mail to remind the renewal date of your insurance and any renewal is subject to your confirmation.

Do the standard drone insurance plans cover commercial use?

Yes as long as the use is standard photography and videography only and up to a maximum of 200 hours of flying within 1 year only.

Specialised commercial uses such as cargo delivery, offshore, surveillance, underground operations, etc. are not part of our standard plans.

If you require specialised uses or require more than 200 hours annual flight time please contact us.

Can I use my insurance outside Thailand?

No. Our insurance policies cover drone operations within Thailand only.

If you need drone insurance coverage outside of Thailand please contact us.

I sold my drone. Can I transfer my policy to the new owner?

Yes but the following criteria should be met:-

  • No accidents or claims before the transfer of ownership
  • Drone use is still standard photography and videography

Required details are:-

  • Copy of ID/Passport of new owner
  • Address of new owner

I bought a new drone. Can I transfer my policy to the new drone?

The Authorities will require 1 year insurance coverage. We would advise to obtain a new insurance Policy to comply with the requirement.

Can I pause my insurance?

No. Insurance is required to be continuous.

The dates look wrong on my Policy. Why does the year on my policy say 2565 instead of 2022?

Thailand Insurance Policies follow the Buddhist year. For reference, Gregorian calendar year 2022 is Buddhist year 2565.

How can I pay my insurance?

We accept online transfer by credit card and bank transfer. Our bank details shall be provided upon completion of insurance application.

I am already in Thailand. Can I get my policy quickly?

We will assist to monitor your Policy from the insurance company however Policy is usually issued within 7 calendar days from date of payment.

How long will my insurance policy take to issue?

Policy is usually issued within 7 calendar days from date of payment.

What address should I put in my insurance and registration with the Authorities?

For guests and tourists, we would suggest putting your first hotel address.

For Thailand residents, we would suggest putting your current address.

When should I start my insurance?

The Insurance Policy will usually take about 7 days from date of payment and the Authorities usually will process your registration in 7 days or estimated total of 14 days of processing.

For guests and tourists, we would suggest starting your insurance and registration process 2 weeks before your planned date of arrival in Thailand to reduce risk of delay.

For Thailand residents, we would suggest starting your insurance upon acquisition of your drone.

I am only visiting Thailand for a short holiday. Do you offer policies shorter than 12 months?

No. The packages are designed for 1 year and prices presented are the minimum of the insurance company.

What is the cheapest insurance plan that meets the minimum requirements?

Our basic package is Plan 1 – third party legal liability only with THB1,000,000 Sum Insured.

All our plans comply with the legal requirement. Please refer to https://www.feic.co.th/thailand-drone-insurance-plans/ for complete list of our offers.

Prices shown in our packages are the minimum prices imposed by the insurance company.

What is the minimum insurance requirement?

The minimum is a third party legal liability insurance with THB1,000,000 Sum Insured.

All our plans comply with the legal requirement. Please refer to https://www.feic.co.th/thailand-drone-insurance-plans/ for complete list of our offers.

Our basic package is Plan 1 – third party legal liability only with THB1,000,000 Sum Insured.

Can FEIC help with the drone registration process?

Some documents need to be signed by you and the forms require personal details which are protected by Privacy Act. As Insurance Broker, we are only allowed to access insurance related information.

We can only help and guide you in answering the forms.

You may send queries to:-

To: Aksaraphak [email protected]

Cc: Thailand Operations [email protected]

How long does the registration take before I can fly my drone?

This is dependent on the Authorities. Upon completion of requirements, it would usually take 7 days. In some cases CAAT registration can take up to 14 days, so please register in plenty of time before you need to fly your drone.

What documents does NBTC require?

  • Declaration of conformity
  • Passport and on arrival visa
  • Date of drone possession
  • Drone photo including clear serial number
  • Controller photo including clear serial number
  • M. 6 (arrival immigration stamp)

For NBTC Registration visit: https://anyregis.nbtc.go.th/sign_up/foreigner/

Notes:

NBTC does not have an online payment platform. Registration fee currently THB200 can be paid thru bank deposit or transfer. Fee is subject to change by the Authority.

Previously NBTC required registration in person at their office, but now offers online registration through their website. The NBTC registration office is still open if needed.

What documents does Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) require?

  • Self Declaration Form – downloadable upon online registration
  • Passport and on arrival visa
  • Insurance Policy
  • Drone photo including clear serial number
  • Drone Technical Details (serial number, weight, radio control frequency, etc.)

For CAAT Registration visit: https://uav.caat.or.th/

Where do I need to register my drones?

You can register online in the following websites:

Previously NBTC required registration in person at their office, but now offers online registration through their website. The NBTC registration office is still open if needed.

I have a mini / small drone and is under 250 grams. Do I still need to register?

Yes. Registration is required for all drones with camera for all weight categories.

Drones will need to be registered in the following:-

  • Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT)
  • National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC)

You can register online in the following websites:

Previously NBTC required registration in person at their office, but now offers online registration through their website. The NBTC registration office is still open if needed.

Do I need to register my drone for use in Thailand?

Yes. Drones need to be registered to 2 Authorities to legally fly in Thailand. The 2 Authorities are:-

  • Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT)
  • National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC)

You can register online in the following websites:

Previously NBTC required registration in person at their office, but now offers online registration through their website. The NBTC registration office is still open if needed.

Questions? Contact our expert team:

[email protected] or call +66 2 670 3902