Register for air passenger duty

Use the online service to register for air passenger duty (APD1).


Register online (sign in to or set up a Government Gateway account)

Register using the postal form (APD1)


If you’re a plane operator and need to register for air passenger duty, you can either:

  • use the online service (sign in to, or set up a Government Gateway account)
  • fill in the form on-screen, print it off and post it to HM Revenue and Customs

If you use the online service, you’ll get a reference number that you can use to track the progress of your application.

Before using the postal form

If you’re using the postal form with an older browser, for example, Internet Explorer 8, you’ll need to update it or use a different browser. Find out more about browsers.

You’ll need to fill in the form fully before you can print it. You can’t save a partly completed form so gather all your information together before you start to fill it in.

Find out if you have to pay air passenger duty, the rates and how to register and submit returns.

Published 19 August 2014
Last updated 31 May 2016 + show all updates
  1. An online forms service is now available.
  2. First published.