Verification of a Renumbered Pilot Licence Issued by the UK CAA

This form should be used to apply for verification of a renumbered licence issued by the UK CAA after 17 September 2012 for the re-issue of a FAA validation (FAR 61.75 Certificate)


The new European Aircrew Regulation (Commission Regulation EU 1178/2011) prescribes the license format for all European Union Member States. As a result of this format change, pilots’ license numbers in European Union (EU) Member States have changed (in the United Kingdom the change is from UK to GBR).


The renumbered licenses have render FAA pilot certificates (validation) issued on the basis of a foreign license (14 CFR Part 61.75) invalid since the FAA certificates(validation) were originally issued on the basis of the individuals existing pilot license number issued under UK national or JAR-FCL requirements.

Under current standard procedures, pilots who wish to have their FAA certificates reissued are required to travel to an FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) in the United States to comply with the FAA requirement for verifiable identification of each certificate holder or applicant. Recognising the difficulties that this will present to European pilots, the FAA’s Flight Standards Service has decided to grant a deviation from its standard re-issuance practice.

This allows the pilot to attend the UK CAA in person with the required documentation and fee. The UK CAA will then verify your information to the FAA, who will then issue a new FAA pilot certificates (validation).

Who can apply

  • This process only applies to pilots holding a Part-FCL licence issued by the United Kingdom who reside outside the United States and currently hold FAA pilot certificates (validation) based on pilot licences issued by the UK CAA

How to apply

Contact us

Licensing Department
Aviation House
Gatwick Airport South