Registration Portal

Copyright Office Implements Online Application for Supplementary Registration

Welcome to the Registration Portal. This is your starting point for all things related to the registration of copyrights. Choose a category below to find out more about the different works typically registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.

On July 17, 2017, the U.S. Copyright Office implemented an online application requirement for supplementary registration. In most cases, applicants are now required to submit an online application in order to correct or amplify the information set forth in a basic registration. The application may be accessed through the Office’s online registration system. The Office will accept a Form CA only to correct or amply a renewal registration, GATT registration, or group registration for nonphotographic databases. If an applicant attempts to use a paper application to supplement any other type of registration, the Office will require the applicant to re-submit the application online, requiring payment of a new filing fee. This delay will affect the effective date of registration.

Literary Works

Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Articles, Periodicals

Performing Arts

Music, Lyrics, Sound Recordings, Scripts, Stage Plays

Visual Arts

Artwork, Illustrations, Jewelry, Fabric, Architecture

Other Digital Content

Computer Programs, Databases, Blogs, Websites

Motion Pictures

Movies, TV Shows, Video Games, Animation, Videos


News Photos, Selfies, Wedding Photos, Family Photos

Processing Time for e-Filing: 6 – 8 months
Processing Time for Paper Forms: 8 – 10 months
Status of Application