§ 48.20 – Eligibility for registration.
A small unmanned aircraft may be registered under 49 U.S.C. 44103 and under this part only when the aircraft is not registered under the laws of a foreign country and is—
(a) Owned by a U.S. citizen;
(b) Owned by an individual citizen of a foreign country lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States;
(c) Owned by a corporation not a citizen of the United States when the corporation is organized and doing business under the laws of the United States or a State within the United States, and the aircraft is based and primarily used in the United States; or
(d) An aircraft of—
(1) The United States Government; or
(2) A State, the District of Columbia, a territory or possession of the United States, or a political subdivision of a State, territory, or possession.