Registrations by Paper Taking Up To 8 Months!
Regardless of when you receive your certificate, the effective date of registration of a work is still the day all the required elements in acceptable form are received by the Copyright Office.
You are strongly encouraged to register claims using the new Web-based registration system named electronic Copyright Office (eCO) e-Service. Currently in production under a beta test, eCO e-Service is easy to use and offers a reduced fee for electronic registrations ($35). You will receive your registration certificate in a much shorter time than you will if you send a paper application.