When applying for any licence or rating on the basis of an ICAO-compliant licence (a 'third-country' licence), the licence details must be verified by the National Aviation Authority (NAA) that issued it.
Applicants for the following services will be subject to the verification of their licence:
We will only be able to process applications received where the ICAO licence details have been verified. Please note that the Verification will only be accepted if it has been received directly from another NAA. We are unable to accept Verifications from a pilot. Where verification has not been received from the NAA, applications will be pended and applicants contacted to obtain verification using the method below.
Applicants that attend the public counter at Aviation House for a same day licensing service without having had their ICAO licence details verified will only be able to drop off their applications. We are unable to verify a third country licence as a same day service.
To request verification of your third country ICAO licence, please complete form SRG 2142 and return it by post or email using the details below.
As well as your completed application form, you will need to send us the following documentation:
The following people can act as 'certifiers':
We will process your request within 10 working days of receipt of a complete application, and contact the National Aviation Authority (NAA) that issued your ICAO licence to request the release of your licensing details.
The NAA must then contact the UK CAA directly by email on firstname.lastname@example.org to provide verification that your ICAO licensing details are current and valid, and are not under any pending or current enforcement action. The verification remains valid for six months from the date of issue.
Once we have received the verification from your NAA, you can apply for the desired licensing service on the appropriate application form(s).NB You should contact the NAA that issued your ICAO licence to inform them that you have made a request to the UK CAA for your details to be verified, as they may have additional requirements to be met in order to release your personal information.
Please send your completed application form and supporting documentation to the following address:
Licensing SupportShared Service CentreAviation HouseGatwick Airport SouthWest Sussex RH6 0YR
Email: email@example.com - please include the application reference in the email subject field/title.
The CAA strongly recommends you use our secure courier service if you submit original documents that are to be returned to you.
More information about our secure courier service
The verification will remain valid for six months from the date of receipt by the UK CAA.
If any of your ICAO licence or medical privileges relevant to your licensing application with the UK CAA are amended or change prior to the completion of this service, you will be required to obtain a subsequent verification confirming these changes.
In no circumstances can we accept an application where the ICAO licence or medical privileges have expired.
We are unable to request another authority expedite the verification request, and the turnaround time is reliant upon their agreed service levels.
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