Applicants who have previously applied for a privilege via e-Licensing when they held a UK issued Part-FCL(A) and/or Part-FCL(H) licence that was transferred to an EASA member state which issued their Part-FCL licence certificate prior to the EASA-UK transition period on 31 December 2020 should submit their application via this system otherwise their application may be delayed or cancelled.
We strongly recommend all commercial pilots who are eligible apply via this route.
The form can be accessed via the Licence Products section in your account by clicking 'Apply for a New Licence Product' and selecting 'EU UK Part-FCL and H: EU to UK Part-FCL' .
The following documents are required to be uploaded to support the application:
- A certified copy of your passport
- A copy of your Non-UK Part-FCL licence (not your old UK EASA licence)
Please note: e-Licensing is currently unavailable to holders of private pilot licences and examiner certificates.
Unfortunately, this route is also not available to pilots that have never held a UK issued Flight Crew Licence or to previous UK licence holders that hold an Instructor and/or Examiners licensing certificate in addition to your flight crew licence.
Should you be in these categories, please apply using the online application form.
Application form SRG 1217
Applicants unable to submit their application via the e-Licensing system must use our Online Application form (SRG2158). If you are eligible to use the e-Licensing system, you must do so to avoid your application being delayed or cancelled.
Applicants selecting this application method are required to upload the following documents to support the application:
- A certified copy of your passport
- A copy of your EASA non-UK Part-FCL/BFCL/SFCL licence (not your old UK EASA licence)
- A copy of your non-UK EASA Part-FCL/BFCL/SFCL Examiner/Instructor certificate (if applicable)
Special guidance for 'Current & expired Examiners / Instructors privileges' section on the Online form
'Type endorsed' is the type you hold the certificate for, e.g. SEP/MEP
'Privileges' field requires the privileges as per Part-FCL and shown on page 4 of your licence, e.g. FCL.1005.FE applies, (a)(1), (a)(2), (a)(3).
Application forms and additional guidance
Application form SRG 1217
Application form SRG 2158
Guidance on EU UK examiner and instructor privilege conversion
The fee for issue of each licence is:
- ATPL/CPL/MPL £263
- PPL £202
- LAPL £166
- SPL £166
- BPL £166
If you are applying for a licence and an examiners/instructors certificate, there is no additional fee for the examiners/instructors certificate.
If you are applying for an instructors certificate without a current licence there is a fee payable for issue of the certificate:
- SFI £131
- MCCI £218
- STI £366
In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory £47 fee payable for verifying your entitlements with the NAA which issued your non-UK Part-FCL/BFCL/SFCL.
An additional fee applies if you would like your documents returned by secure courier.
Once the CAA is in receipt of your application, this will be added to the workflow and processed in strict date order. Due to the nature of this application process, in conjunction with the two-year recognition period, it will not be bound by our standard SLA.
Following the initial assessment, a request will be sent to your EU NAA for verification of the EASA Part-FCL/BFCL/SFCL licence, and for confirmation of any current enforcement or revocation action.
Only once we are in receipt of the verification, and your UK medical has been issued, a UK Part-FCL/BFCL/SFCL will be issued.
As this application requires that your EASA licence details are verified by the EU NAA that issued your non-UK Part-FCL/BFCL/SFCL licence, we are reliant on the cooperation and turnaround of the other authority.
EU-UK examiner and instructor privilege conversion
Conversion of National and Restricted Ratings
The UK CAA is unable to convert any National Ratings held on Non-UK EU Part-FCL/BFCL/SFCL Licences. Additionally, we cannot issue ratings that are restricted to specific countries or airlines, and these will not be endorsed on the UK Part-FCL/BFCL/SFCL.
What will be issued on the UK Part-FCL/BFCL/SFCL Licence
All privileges endorsed on your licence at the time of transfer from the UK will be endorsed onto the UK Part-FCL/BFCL/SFCL licence.
Any additional privileges from the EU Part-FCL/BFCL/SFCL will also be endorsed onto the UK Part-FCL/BFCL/SFCL, excluding any National or Restricted Ratings.
Any valid ratings will be annotated on the certificate of revalidation, with any expired ratings being removed to the back of the licence.
Where a rating is revalidated, renewed or otherwise amended during the processing of your application, please ensure that any one of the following are provided to the UK CAA to ensure this is reflected onto the UK Part-FCL:
- Certified copy of the EASA Part-FCL
- Examiner Report form(s) for the rating amendment
- Updated verification from EU NAA
How to upload documents correctly
All documents should be uploaded with a different filename clearly stating the content of the file attachment for example Passport, Licence copy etc.
Submitting documents with the same filename may result in the loss of information in the system and added delays to the application assessment.
Applicants are now able to receive an automated update on the status of your application, and you can do so by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, please type the word RTN and in the main body of the email please type your licence reference number. Please remove all other text from the email before sending.
If you have any questions please contact our licensing team, preferably via email:
Flight crew: Email email@example.com
Instructors: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Examiners: Email email@example.com
Phone 0330 022 1972 (Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:30)
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