You can use the online form to apply for a CPL (A) or CPL (H).
Launch the online form
You must include digital copies of documents to support your online application.
You will be able to attach digital copies of documents to the online form after you have clicked
“Submit” on the last page of the form.
Guidance on uploading digital copies of documents
You will need to scan in and attach the following documents to the online form:
See our guidance on how to get copies of your documents certified.
If you are renewing or revalidating a class / type or instrument rating based on being in current and valid flying practice on a current and valid third country ICAO licence for the same rating please also include:
You will also need to enter information about yourself, such as how many hours you have flown a
specific aircraft. If you hold any of the following documents, you will find it helpful to have
them with you when start to complete the form:
Guidance on documentation
You can pay the fee for your licence application using either the World Pay system or by bank
transfer. If you want to use the World Pay system, please have your bank debit or credit card
If you are paying in a currency other than Pounds Sterling (£), please ensure the CAA receives
the amount specified in Sterling, once any payment fees have been subtracted and exchange rates
taken into account.
Licence fees and costs
If you hold an EASA/Part-FCL or JAR licence issued by an EASA member state other than the UK,
you must send us a certified copy of your EASA or JAR licence with your application. This is so
that we can contact the organisation that issued your licence and arrange for your licence to be
transferred to the UK CAA. All EASA licences you hold must be issued by the same EASA member
If you completed your training at an ATO that was
You will also need to provide a certified copy of the ATO’s approval certificate. Your ATO will
be able to provide this on request.
How to get copies of your documents
If the examiner for your skill test was approved by an EASA member state other than the UK, you
will need to provide additional documents to support your application. These must be sent by post
to the CAA, so you may wish to consider using our paper-based application route. The additional documents required are
certified copies of the following:
If you are applying for a licence under the Military Accreditation Scheme (MAS), you will also
need to include:
The copies of the logbook pages must be stamped and certified by either your commanding officer
or the head of training at the ATO where any additional training for your application has taken
You also need to state accurately on the online form how many hours you have flown as PIC/P1Capt
or PICUS/1st Pilot non-Capt.
If your application for initial issue, renewal or revalidation requires instrument flight hours,
we will also need a certified copy of your licence’s Instrument Ratings page.
If you are applying for an EASA pilot licence on the basis of already holding a third-country
ICAO-compliant licence, you will need to include the following additional documentation with your
If your ICAO licence does not show the validity dates of the ratings, please submit certified
copies of logbook pages showing the validity and test dates.
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