Application Assistance: Walk Through Request Form

A walk through is a service where a Copyright Office staff member assists an applicant in navigating an electronic registration application by explaining the application screens and the types of information required. You may schedule a 30-minute walk through for one application using this form. The walk through will be conducted by phone only and will only last for the allotted 30-minute appointment window.

Should you decide to request a walkthrough, the Office will respond within 3 business days to schedule an appointment. Before your appointment, you must: (1) have a valid User ID and Password for the Office's online system (if you do not already have an account, you may set one up here); (2) gather all relevant information needed to complete the registration application; and (3) review the relevant application tutorials available here. If you have not satisfied these requirements, you may be required to reschedule the appointment. Note that if you delay in filing your application, including by scheduling a walk through for a future time, you may lose certain legal benefits of registration such as the ability to pursue certain remedies in court.

For Technical Support Assistance contact, call 202-707-3002 or send an email to [email protected].

Contact Info

Confirm Email
Confirm Phone
Username/User ID (see item no. 1 above)

Application Information

Type of Application:
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Is your work published or unpublished?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. Please note that your appointment will last only 30 minutes, regardless of where you are in the application process at the end of the appointment. If you have specific questions remaining at the end of the appointment, you may contact the Public Information Office by phone at (202) 707-3000 or (877) 476-0778 (toll-free) or by using our online form, but you will not be able to continue the walkthrough process. It is very important to gather all relevant information and view tutorials before your appointment so that you are able to complete the process within the allotted time.

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

1st choice date
1st choice time
2nd choice time
3rd choice time

2nd choice date
1st choice time
2nd choice time
3rd choice time

3rd choice date
1st choice time
2nd choice time
3rd choice time

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).