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You can apply for a LAPL (A) and (H) or a PPL (A) or (H) licence using our online application form. For other
licences (including the SPL and BPL), please use our paper-based application route. You can also make a paper-based application
for a LAPL (A) or (H) or a PPL (A) or (H).
Launch the online form
You must include digital copies of documents to support your online application.
You will be able to attach digital copies of documents to the online form after you have clicked “Submit” on the
last page of the form.
Guidance on uploading digital copies of documents
For any application, you will need to scan in and attach the following documents to the online form:
For some types of application, you may have to include other documents, as set out below.
You will also need to enter information about yourself, such as how many hours you have flown a specific aircraft.
If you hold any of the following documents, you will find it helpful to have them with you when start to complete the
Guidance on documentation
You can pay the fee for your licence application using either the World Pay system or by bank transfer. If you want
to use the World Pay system, please have your bank debit or credit card ready.
If you are paying in a currency other than Pounds Sterling (£), please ensure the CAA receives the amount specified
in Sterling, once any payment fees have been subtracted and exchange rates taken into account.
Licence fees and costs
If you hold an EASA/Part-FCL or JAR licence issued by an EASA member state other than the UK, you must send us a
certified copy of your EASA or JAR licence with your application. This is so that we can contact the organisation that
issued your licence and arrange for your licence to be transferred to the UK CAA. All EASA licences you hold must be
issued by only 1 EASA member state.
If you completed your training at an ATO that was
then you will also need to provide a certified copy of the ATO’s approval certificate. Your ATO will be able to
provide this on request.
If the examiner for your skill test was approved by an EASA member state other than the UK, you will need to provide
additional documents to support your application. These must be sent by post to the CAA, so you may wish to consider
using our paper-based application route. The additional documents required are certified copies of
If you are applying for a licence under the Military Accreditation Scheme (MAS), you will also need to include
The copies of the logbook pages must be stamped and certified by either your commanding officer or the head of
training at the ATO where any additional training for your application has taken place.
You also need to state accurately on the online form how many hours you have flown as PIC/P1Capt or
PICUS/1st Pilot non-Capt.
If your application for initial issue, renewal or revalidation requires instrument flight hours, we will also need a
certified copy of your licence’s Instrument Ratings page.
If you are applying for an EASA pilot licence on the basis of already holding a third-country ICAO-compliant
licence, you will need to include the following additional documentation with your form:
If your ICAO licence does not show the validity dates of the ratings, please submit certified copies of logbook
pages showing the validity and test dates.
All relevant European regulations such as Part- ARO, ORO, CAT, SPA, NCC, NCO, MED are available on the link shown below.
For Flight Crew Regulations please refer to the consolidated version Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011.
For other regulations such as Part-ORO, Part-ORA, please check the Air Operations regulations.
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