When should I submit my renewal application?
As soon as possible. Please note that over 70% of firms on the list for not renewing their licence on time in March 2015 submitted an application less than 4 weeks before expiry. Submitting your application before 1 February 2016 also means that reduced application fees may be available, please see our scheme of charges .
Will the CAA be able to consider my application if I do not provide a fully completed application form
No. With the exception on Annual Accountants’ Reports, which can be provided at a later date (no later than 31 March 2016), not providing a complete application will cause delay.
Please do not delay submitting your application for the Annual Accountants’ Reports to be completed by your accountant.
What happens if a new ATOL is not granted by 31 March 2016?
Your firm will be included on a list that the CAA publishes and you cannot legally transact licensable business. This means you would have to immediately cease offering, booking, receiving any payment (including balances for existing bookings), fulfilling licensable business and remove all references to the expired ATOL and the logo.
You would also have to make arrangements to either refund or reprotect existing licensable bookings. The CAA’s policy document: Making arrangements when an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (ATOL) is not renewed provides further advice.