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UK Civil Aviation Regulations

These are published by the CAA on our UK Regulations pages. EU Regulations and EASA Access Guides published by EASA no longer apply in the UK. Our website and publications are being reviewed to update all references. Any references to EU law and EASA Access guides should be disregarded and where applicable the equivalent UK versions referred to instead.

You may be asked by your employer or another national aviation authority to confirm your licence details issued by the UK CAA.
In such circumstances a verification is issued to confirm the licence details held by the authority.

Please note: only ICAO compliant licences can be verified.

How to apply for a licence verification

To request a verification of a licence issued by the UK CAA please complete the online form SRG 1160.

What documents to submit

When submitting the online form SRG 1160, you will be asked to provide the details of the National Aviation Authority (NAA) or the organisation that require the verification.

You will be asked to upload a certified copy of your licence if a licence verification is to be made to an NAA regulated by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

How to get copies of your documents certified

You will not be asked to upload any documents if a licence verification is to be made to an organisation or a third country ICAO state.

The fee

A payment is required before you are able to submit the application form. The fee will depend on how many parties need to receive a verification of your licence details. A fee is payable for each NAA or organisation that require verification.

Please see licence fees and costs section for more information.

Getting your licence verified

The licence verification process is divided into four stages.

Stage 1

You submit your application and we will process your request within our current turnaround times which is usually 10 working days of receipt of a complete application.

Stage 2

You will then need to contact the NAA/company/airline who require your verification to let them know you have submitted your application to the UK CAA.

Stage 3

The NAA/company/airline who require your verification must contact the UK CAA directly by email to pldverifications@caa.co.uk in order to request the verification.

Stage 4

We will then process the request and provide the verification directly to the NAA/company/airline
in accordance with our current turnaround times.

Please note - For security and to help prevent fraud the CAA will only verify your licence details directly to the NAA/company/airlines.

Verify your theoretical knowledge examination results

File size limit

Please note that there is currently a 50Mb size limit for files uploaded to our forms.

If your attachments exceed 50Mb, you should send all supporting documentation to pldverifications@caa.co.uk quoting your application number.

During the current Covid-19 pandemic, we ask that all paperwork is sent to us electronically.

Guidance on documentation

All documents should be uploaded with a different filename clearly stating the content of the file attachment (for example Passport, Licence copy etc.)

Submitting documents with the same filename may result in the loss of information in the system and added delays to the application assessment.

For questions relating to paperwork, such as how to obtain certified copies of documents, please refer to guidance on documentation.