• This section is about the CAA’s application processes. It gives details on which forms and other documents to send us when you apply for a licence, or make changes to the details on an existing licence.

    Please note that you should only apply for a pilot’s licence or rating once you have completed the relevant training course or examinations through an authorised training provider.

    Detailed information on the requirements for each licence is available in the Requirements for EASA licences section of this website.

    More general information about pilot’s licences can be found in the Introduction to licensing section.

    If you are interested in finding out more about what you need to do to become a pilot, please consult our Learning to fly section.

Apply for a licence

Apply for a licence

You can make a paper-based application for any licence. If you are applying for a LAPL or a PPL, you can also apply using our online form. Find out what you need to send us with your application for a pilot licence in this section

Ratings

Ratings

Download forms and find out what you need to send us with your application for a rating. Ratings are renewed and revalidated through your flight school

Apply for a medical certificate

Apply for a medical certificate

Medical certificate applications are handled by your aeromedical examiner (AME) or your GP. You will have to undergo a medical examination and if you meet the necessary standards you will be given your medical certificate by the doctor examining you

Our process

Our process

Our current processing time and what else you can expect when you make your application

Using your licence outside the EASA area

Using your licence outside the EASA area

The CAA can verify your licence to other national aviation authorities so that you may be able to use it in non-EASA countries

  • Converting a UK or JAR licence to EASA?

    Find out what you need to do here.