Register for VATSIM

Before completing your registration please read the following:
  • You MUST use your full and correct first and last name. If you are unwilling to do this, you may not register for VATSIM membership.
  • You may not hold more than one VATSIM account. If you have registered for VATSIM in the past and do not know your details, please visit the Membership Helpdesk. Alternatively, if you do remember your details, please visit here to reactivate your account
  • Please ensure your email account and provider allow emails from If you don't receive your registration email within one hour of submitting your application, please check your email spam folder.
  • English/Latin characters must be used in all registration fields.
  • You will be issued a unique VATSIM ID. Please keep this safe as this will be our primary means of identifying you.
  • You will not be able to connect to the network until you have completed the new Member Orientation Training and Exam.
  • You must select a VATSIM Region and Division. This will be your "home" and where you will complete ATC training (if you so wish). Regions and Division can be changed in the future.
  • Regardless of which Region and Division you register with, you are free to fly anywhere you like.
  • You must be 13 years or older to register.
  • It can take up to 24 hours (although normally much less) for new/updated membership information to be passed to all servers. Within the first 24 hours after registering, reactivating your account, or a password change, if your preferred server rejects your credentials, you are welcome to keep trying different servers in the hopes of finding one that will work
Country of Residence
State or Province
Password Reminder Word
Secret word that will be used to validate your identity should you need future assistance from the Membership department.
Select a Region
Select a Division