Business tax – form

Air Passenger Duty: application to register (APD1)

Use the online form service to register for Air Passenger Duty (APD).



If you’re an aircraft operator and need to apply for APD registration, you can either:

  • use the online form 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 form, you’ll get a reference number that you can use to track the progress of your form.

Before you start the postal form

If you’re using the postal form with an older browser, eg 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.

Air Passenger Duty
Find out if you have to pay Air Passenger Duty, the rates and how to register and submit returns.

Excise Notice 550: Air Passenger Duty
Use this notice for information on Air Passenger Duty to be used by aircraft operators, their representatives and others involved with air passenger transport.