In order to change the state of licence issue of a JAR or Part FCL licence issued by another member state to the UK, all medical records must be transferred from your current NAA to the UK before we are able to issue a UK EASA Part-FCL Licence.
Please see our guidance about the
medical requirements for a change of state application.
Once the medical requirements have been met, the following documents should be submitted to the Licensing Department:
You can send your application by email to Licenceapplications@caa.co.uk
or by post to:
Personnel LicensingShared Service Centre Civil Aviation AuthorityAviation House, Gatwick Airport South, West Sussex RH6 0YR
Your application will be assessed within our standard turnaround time. Once we have reviewed your paperwork, we will request confirmation of the licences and privileges you hold from your current NAA.
We do this by requesting a Doc 155 (a standard template used throughout Europe).
Once we receive the Doc 155, your application will be reassessed again within our standard turnaround time. If there are any discrepancies between your application and the Doc 155, we may seek further clarification from your NAA, which may delay the process. When we are satisfied, we will email you asking you to surrender your current licence. This is because a pilot may only hold one EASA licence at a time and therefore you must give up your current licence before we can issue your new UK EASA licence.
Once we have received your surrendered licence, we will be able to issue your new UK EASA licence. However, this will be subject to our standard turnaround times again. You may choose to send your original licence in with your application, which will significantly speed up the process. However, you will not be able to fly during this time.
Given that there are several steps to this type of application and given that we are reliant on the cooperation and turnaround times of other authorities, Change of State applications can take several months to complete. Please factor this in when you make your application, as we are not normally able to speed up the process.
If you currently hold an EASA licence issued by the UK CAA and wish to transfer it to another state, there is no application form needed by us. You must contact the relevant member state and follow their application process. The other NAA will contact us to provide a Doc 155. Once we receive the request in writing, we will provide the Doc155 within our standard turnaround time.
Please note that you will have to pay the fee of £45, which is the administrative fee for us processing the Doc 155 request.
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