Following the introduction of harmonized European pilot licences, pilots holding a UK issued EASA licence, who also hold an ‘FAA Certificate’ allowing them to fly in the United States, must
have the document reissued by the FAA to retain its validity. This is an FAA requirement, following
format changes to European licences.
This arrangement avoids the need for pilots to travel to the US for verification of identity, as
the FAA has confirmed that pilots can have the certificate reissued outside the United States.
Pilots should contact the UK CAA's licensing service to arrange the re-issue.
Under normal circumstances, pilots with an FAA Certificate would have been required to travel to
an FAA Flight Standards District Office in the United States to comply with identification
requirements. The CAA recognizes the cost and inconvenience this will cause to pilots and
therefore, in conjunction with the FAA’s Flight Standards Service, has decided to grant a deviation
from this particular requirement in certain instances.
This process only applies to pilots who:
If you currently have an application with us for a
UK/JAR conversion and hold a FAA airman certificate showing your UK licence
number which does not follow the standard format GBR. FCL.PP.123456.A you need
to inform us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full
name, date of birth and UK CAA reference number. It is your responsibility to
ensure that your UK issued licence is issued in sufficient time so that you can
submit your application and documentation for the 61.75 verification.
The UK CAA must be in receipt of the pilot’s 61.75 application
and relevant information by 14
September 2018 in order to process the request for the FAA. Should the application be incomplete or
incorrect, this will delay the processing time and reissue of the FAA
Should the deadline be missed, pilots holding FAA certificates with the previous UK licence
number will be required to travel to an FAA Flight Standards District Office
(FSDO) in the United States to comply with the FAA foreign verification requirements. The UK CAA will not be
able to process any requests on behalf of the pilot and will stop providing
this service at our Gatwick public counter. All requests will have to be
handled directly by the FAA offices in the United States.
Pilots going to the
Sywell LAA Rally (31 August - 2 September) can bring
their completed application form SRG2110 together with all documentation to the
UK CAA stand.
originals and sufficient photocopies as there are no photocopying facilities.
Further guidance is available on
the FAA website.
The FAA will only reissue the airman certificate using this process until 8 October.
The FAA has instructed the UK CAA that personal identity must be verified in person.
To do this, pilots must visit the Gatwick over-the-counter service by visiting our office
South Area Gatwick Airport
West Sussex RH6 0YR
The Gatwick counter is open from 08.30 – 16.30 between Monday and Friday.
There will be a fee of £45 to pay.
The CAA will then send the relevant paperwork to the FAA licensing centre in Oklahoma City.
The FAA in USA will then issue a new FAA certificate directly to the pilot.
This process will not be available if:
Pilots will be refused the FAR61.75 if the old UK licence number quoted does not match the UK licence number that is held on the FAA system. In these cases please contact the UK CAA.
If any of the exceptions above apply, please follow the standard licence verification process.
For more information please contact us on email@example.com
or email the FAA on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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