Registration Portal

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.

Copyright Office Implements Online Applications for Supplementary Registration and Group Registration of Contributions to Periodicals

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