A certified copy is a copy of a document which is signed by an authorised person who has seen the original document and can vouch that the copy has been made accurately and honestly. Photocopies of documents that have been sent by email cannot be certified as true copies as the certifier has not compared it to the original document. Additionally, each document must be individually stamped, signed and dated by the verifier.
It is not sufficient to complete one certification text covering multiple types of document (for example, ID and licence).
Please note that the certification requirements vary depending on the type of document that is being certified.
You need to provide a copy of your licence for all licensing applications.
If you have had any ratings signed up on your licence, you will need to provide a certified copy of your licence.
If your licence is as issued by the CAA (there are no handwritten additions to your licence) you can send us a photocopy of your licence.
When you send us copies of documents as part of an application for a pilot licence, they can be certified by one of the following authorised people:
The certifier should write the following on each copy:
You will be asked to submit a certified copy of your ID with most of your licensing applications.
We are able to accept certified copies of your passport, an EEA/EU National Identity Card or a Full UK/EU Photographic Driving Licence.
ID can be certified by a professional body such as:
Alternatively, when you send us copies of documents as part of an application for a pilot licence, they can be certified by one of the following authorised people:
If you need to change the name on your licence, we may ask for a certified copy of your marriage certificate or deed poll certificate to be submitted with your change of details application.
These documents can be certified by a professional body such as:
Please see our guidance on submitting logbooks for further information on how to send us certified copies of your paper logbooks.
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