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 single page 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).
Your ID must always be certified as part of the application process.
This can be done by a professional body such as:
in addition to the people listed below.
All other documents that require certification must be done by an appropriately qualified aviation professional.
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:
Military flying logbooks must be stamped and certified by either
The certifier should write on the copies the following:
You need to provide a copy of your licence for all Licensing applications.
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.
If you have had any ratings signed up on your licence, you will need to provide a certified copy of your licence.
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