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    FAA Registration renewal

    I received a letter saying my Aircraft registration in ready to expire. It expires 5-31-20. I log into the FAA registration to find it has already been flagged as expired. First the FAA wanted 365 bucks to re issue this registration. By the time it was all done it cost me 65 bucks. I thought the registration did not expire until 60 days before the expiration. I guess I was wrong. I have tried to call and speak with someone, that is like pulling teeth with tweezers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1600vw View Post
    I received a letter saying my Aircraft registration in ready to expire. It expires 5-31-20. I log into the FAA registration to find it has already been flagged as expired. First the FAA wanted 365 bucks to re issue this registration. By the time it was all done it cost me 65 bucks. I thought the registration did not expire until 60 days before the expiration. I guess I was wrong. I have tried to call and speak with someone, that is like pulling teeth with tweezers.

    Ok, someone has led you seriously astray. The FAA only needs $5 to renew the registration. Unfortunately, it sounds like you fell for one of the many scam artists that purport to be the FAA and charge huge fees to renew the registration that you could do yourself for $5. To compound the problem, it sounds like the scam artists that duped you then proceeded to renege on their duty to actually renew your registration (costing them only the $5 while they pocket the rest.) I'm sorry that happened to you. For everyone else reading this, let it be a word to the wise. Any "renewal notice" for aircraft registration that require more than $5 is a scam. Don't do it!

    So, at this point you need to contact FAA aircraft registration directly at (866) 762-9434. Do not email, do not fax. Call them. You will have to wait! The wait could be long! Just stick it out and you will finally get to talk to a registration specialist at the FAA Aircraft Registration Branch. They will be able to get your registration straightened out. This is the way.
    Cheers!

    Joe

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    Joda this was the place the FAA sent me to. This was done by them. Cost me 65 bucks.
    But how could they say my registration expired when it don't expire until 5/31/2020? I am still 4 months out from this registration expiring. I tried calling that number many times today. Not once could I understand how to be put into the que. You get put into a loop recording.

    https://nationalaviationcenter.us/renewal/
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    Whatever you got wasn’t from the FAA. The FAA doesn’t use 3rd party venders for registration renewals. Here’s the actual FAA online renewal website: https://amsrvs.registry.faa.gov/renewregistration/

    And Joe is correct, the renewal fee is only $5. https://www.faa.gov/licenses_certifi...istration_faq/
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    I have about had my fill of aviation. Just not worth it. If owning a car was like owning an airplane I would be riding a bicycle everywhere.

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    I have received several letters in the mail over the last few years re registration of my 3 airplanes. The seem to be legit and I have gone on line and done the registration procedure in about 10 minutes, and at a cost of $5, each time. If I can do it on a computer, most anyone can do it. I don't often say something nice about the govt or any bureaucracy. but in this case I found it to be simple.
    I think some scam got ahold of 1600 vw, not the FAA. There are a lot of con men out there in one form or another. A shame that human nature these days is such that you have to assume any contact by a stranger on line or by phone is bogus.
    One of the biggest lies is most every business, be it rental car or hotel or airline or restaurant, asks for,. even demands your email. When I don't give it up, I hear the same phrase over and over, "oh, we are not going to contact you or send you anything". ( Reading between the lines it says, "hey, we never send any junk mail, it's all those other guys".) I just say since you are not going to send me anything, you wont need the address. Same with a cell phone number.
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    A reminder, you can easily check your expiration date. Go to:

    https://www.faa.gov/

    ...and enter your N-Number. The third row, just to the right of your aircraft type, has your expiration date.

    Ron Wanttaja

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    What ever you do make sure:
    1. You don't lose the magic cookie they send you by snail mail for the renewal site.
    2. That you've already dealt with any other changes (address, owner's names).
    3. That you don't miss the "deadline" for the online request.

    Do any of the above and your screwed and have to resort to their incredibly lame, slow, and picky paper system.

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    Tony, you got scammed. nationalaviationcenter.us is not the FAA. Call your credit card company, stop the charge if possible, and renew your registration with the "real" FAA for $5.00.

    Scammers are everywhere, not just in aviation.

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    Thanks for all the replies. I have been in the hospital a lot over the last few months. Others have been getting my mail. The letter that was a scam was the only letter I have seen concerning my aircraft registration. I actually forgot about this with everything going on.
    I logged into the faa website and see now they send you a code by letter. My registration expires in May 31st 2020. I would say I should have recieved this letter from the faa. But I have not seen it. Trying to reach someone at the faa by phone is impossible. I don't understand how to do it. I may just be screwed here. I have other battles to deal with and may just say screw it and let this airplane go to scrap. What a shame for it is a nice airplane. Why does it have to be this hard? If it was this hard to reregister my auto I would be walking.

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