Application Assistance: Walk Through Request Form

A walk through is a service where a Copyright Office staff member will describe the screens of the application and type of information required on each screen to assist an applicant in navigating an electronic registration application. You may schedule a walk through for one application using this form. The walk through will be conducted by phone only. If you wish to receive in-person assistance please visit our office.

A Copyright Office staff member will respond to your request within 1 working day. The Copyright Office provides tutorials for all online applications here. Please create your User ID and Password before the assistance here. For Technical Support Assistance contact 202-707-3002 or [email protected]

Contact Info

Confirm Email
Confirm Phone

Application Information

Type of Application (if known):
Describe the work you would like to register:
Is your work published or unpublished?
Have you already started an application?
Application Number (if started)

Appointment Information:

A walk through is a 30-minute appointment that will be scheduled during the Office’s normal business hours, Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, eastern time, except federal holidays. Please indicate your preferred appointment times below. The Office will attempt to accommodate a preferred appointment time but if none of the preferred times are available, the Office will provide alternative appointment times.

Preferred appointment date(s) and time(s):

1st choice
2nd choice
3rd choice

Additional Comments:

  Please check box to acknowledge: It is always the applicant’s responsibility to determine what information goes into the screen and its accuracy. A walk through is not a guarantee that materials will be accepted for registration with the Copyright Office. The Copyright Office will determine whether your work is eligible for registration only after receiving your application, deposit copy and fee.

In addition, scheduling a walk through before submitting an application may affect your effective date of registration, which is the date that the Office receives your final application and an acceptable filing fee and deposit. In turn, this may affect the benefits of registration you receive. For more information, please refer to Copyright Registration (Circular 2).