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Hello,

I am from the UK and I am visiting Portugal in June, hoping to fly my drone there. However when I try to register the drone the system asks for a ‘digital key’ which I do not have and don’t understand how to get.

Do any of you know how to get this or do the registration without this?

thank you!
 

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Firstly, welcome to the forum . . .

Are you flying with professional use ?
I had a quick google to find out about this 'key'.

This site came up and for rec use you don't need a permit ?

 

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Thank you so much for your reply! I am flying for recreational use. Does this mean I don’t need to register my drone at all?
 

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According to that website you should be fine for recreational flying just following the rules as stated.

That said, you know the internet, don’t take what’s on it as gospel.
You should try and check further with other sources, preferably offical Portugal ones, or at least look for other sources to try and confirm.
You will very likely find posts on this forum from the past, maybe try a search on Portugal or search that local forum in regional section.

Cheers.
 

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Hello,

I am from the UK and I am visiting Portugal in June, hoping to fly my drone there. However when I try to register the drone the system asks for a ‘digital key’ which I do not have and don’t understand how to get.

Do any of you know how to get this or do the registration without this?

thank you!
Hi Annam,
I live here in the Algarve in the Lagoa area and have a Mavic 2 Pro.
Where will you be staying when you come here ?

Which Mavic do you have ? as the rules vary according to the size & weight of your drone.
If it's the Mavic Mini then you have no problems for social use, but still need to obey all the FAA rules.

I registered my name and address with the FAA last year but also had problems trying to find exactly where to register my 2 Pro and get a digital key.
They want you to apply for permission to fly in a particular area 5 days in advance which is not really practical as the weather and wind can change at a moments notice. Don't fly over over any houses as the owners can ring the GNR who take this seriously.
 

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If it's the Mavic Mini then you have no problems for social use

Is this under new EU rules that may now be in force ?
If so, then some of these drone rules websites are possibly in need of urgent update.
(Must be a nightmare keeping up with all that.)

but still need to obey all the FAA rules
I registered my name and address with the FAA last year

For use in Portugal ?
Or did you visit the US ?

Portugal probably has most of the same rules as the US.
 

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Hello,

I am from the UK and I am visiting Portugal in June, hoping to fly my drone there. However when I try to register the drone the system asks for a ‘digital key’ which I do not have and don’t understand how to get.

Do any of you know how to get this or do the registration without this?

thank you!
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I'll be traveling to Portugal and can't make sense of the Digital Mobile Key either. It seems to make you choose between using a Citizen card, domestic Financial info, or being there in person. Has anyone by now figured out how to get a Digital Mobile Key as a foreigner?
 
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