Application for a Standard ATOL
Making an Application
Please note that it is not possible to provide detailed information on the likely requirements for the grant of a licence, as each application is different.
Our fees for making a Standard ATOL application are £1,890 plus 11.85p per passenger. A full list of ATOL charges can be found in the Official Record Series 5 - Scheme of Charges
1. Submit an Application
An application form should be completed and sent to us, together with the applicable application fee and applicable supporting documents - please refer to the checklist at the back of the application form. Please note application fees are non-refundable).
2. Initial Assessment
The application will be allocated to a case officer who will contact the applicant to request any additional information. No further progress can be made until any requested additional information is provided by the applicant.
Once all requested information has been received, the case will be submitted to a Manager who will consider setting up a meeting with the applicant.
3. Formal Meeting
At the meeting, we will go through the financial aspects of the case in detail, set against our published criteria, and outline set out any necessary cash injections. We will also outline any fitness and competence aspects relevant to the case. Finally, we will briefly run through the administration requirements to maintain the licence, and give the applicant the opportunity to raise any queries.
In most cases, a decision on the application will be concluded at or very soon after the meeting.
4. Offer Letter
Provided the applicant accepts the decision proposed at or following the meeting, a formal decision letter is issued, listing all the requirements necessary to grant a licence. The decision letter allows the applicant up to two months to meet the requirements. The ATOL number will be given to the applicant once the licence is granted.
You will need to apply for a Standard ATOL if:
General Financial & Fitness Requirements
As part of the Standard ATOL application process, the CAA will assess the finances of your business, which will need to meet our financial criteria. This is based around a surplus of free assets sufficient to support the levels of turnover projected. Surplus free asset levels vary dependent upon the experience/trading record of the people in control of the business and the level of risk involved, but will not be lower than 5% of projected turnover.
Apply for a Standard ATOL
Please send to:
ATOL New Applicants