When your application arrives with the CAA, it will undergo a desk-based assessment from a Flight Crew Licensing Officer or Assistant. Following an acceptable assessment your licence will be processed, signed and despatched.
We will contact you by telephone or email if we have any queries regarding your application and may keep your application pending while the additional requirements are met.
An assessment and refund fee may be charged if the CAA rejects your application for not meeting all of the requirements. This will also be applied if you choose to cancel your application.
Our flight crew licensing team has experienced an unprecedented increase in licence applications from commercial and private pilots. Many of the applications relate to preparations for EU exit.
Typical turnaround times for applications are currently 10 to 15 working days.
We understand that delays are frustrating for applicants and we are working hard to bring the turnaround time down.
If your application is urgent, you can request that we expedite it. However, we will only expedite applications in extreme circumstances. All other applications will be processed in strict date order.
Expedite requests must be submitted in writing to
firstname.lastname@example.org and must be submitted by your ATO or employer. We will not accept any expedite requests over the phone or directly from an applicant.
Over the next few months we will begin issuing licences on new security paper.
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