• Please note that we are currently not accepting any walk in appointments. Please ensure that you have a pre-booked appointment before coming to our Gatwick office.

    The CAA provides an over-the-counter service on an appointment basis at Gatwick in addition to our application forms.

    The opening hours for this appointment service are: Monday to Friday 08:30—16:30.  Please read the sections below for further information.

    Fast track appointments

  • A new fast-track appointment booking service is now available and has replaced the previous counter service.

    Licence holders who require a same-day service or who have an application support enquiry now need to book an appointment. Appointments can be booked up to one month in advance and, subject to availability, up to 15:00 the day before it is needed. Applicants without an appointment visiting the CAA's Aviation House may still be able to secure an appointment for that day, but this will be subject to availability and will be charged at an increased fee. The full terms and conditions of the new service will be available on this website and will be supplied at the time of booking.

    Appointments for this new service can be made using the details below:

    • Call 0330 022 1922 - bookings can be made from 08:30-16:30 Monday to Friday.
    • Conversion to EASA licences from UK/JAR licences
    • Addition of a type or class rating to a flight crew licence
    • Renewal of a type or class rating to a flight crew licence
    • Removal of a restriction from a flight crew licence
    • Revalidation or Renewal of a flight crew licence
    • Change of address
    • Addition of a Night Rating
    • Addition of an Instructor Rating
    • Addition of Instrument Rating (not concluding the Competency Based route)
    • Removal of restrictions from the Instructor Rating
    • Replacement licence

    Please note that if you are making an application on the basis of an ICAO licence, you will need to make an application for a Third Country Verification (application form SRG2142) and the UK CAA will need to have received the Verification before we can process your counter application.

    Separate appointments are also available for applicants who require support, or a 'checking' service, for an application being delivered to the CAA in person. These appointments must be pre-booked using the same process as a fast-track service. As part of the 'checking' service, a Licensing Officer will perform an initial review your application to ensure that you have included all of the relevant paperwork. It is possible that you may still be asked to provide further evidence once your application has been fully assessed after submission.

    These appointments can also be used for general Flight Crew Licensing queries. However, queries of a technical nature must be submitted in writing to FCLweb@caa.co.uk

    The optional fast-track appointment service is available to all pilots at a cost of £100 - less than other  fast-track services offered by the CAA. The fast-track charge is in addition to the application fee as per the CAA Scheme of Charges.

    Applicants who do not wish to pay for a fast-track service can still choose to apply to have their licence issued by post, which takes around 10 working days at no additional cost.

    The application support appointments are available at a cost of £25. Alternatively, pilots may submit their queries in writing to FCLweb@caa.co.uk

      Booked before 15:00 at least one day in advance and up to one month in advance Booked for the same day
    Licence applications* £100 £200
    General enquires or application checking service** £25 £50
    Telephone booking line opening times 08.30 - 16.30 Monday to Friday 08.30 - 16.30 Monday to Friday


    *Selected licence applications only 

    **Does not apply to technical enquiries as these must be submitted in writing  

    The CAA is unable to answer specific licensing queries via this service; such requests should be emailed to fclweb@caa.co.uk.