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).
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:
Please note that the certification requirements vary depending on the type of document that is being certified.
Guidance on how to get you Logbooks certified
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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