Please note that, in the event of UK participation in EASA and mutual recognition of licences and certificates ceasing, some CAA website content and application forms may continue to carry the EASA logo or reference the EU or EASA rather than the UK CAA in the short term.
These will be updated in due course following the outcome of the transition period negotiations on the long-term aviation relationship between the UK and the EU. In the meantime, the guidance provided and the application forms accessed via the CAA website portal will continue to be valid.
The CAA charges a fee for the issue, renewal, conversion or revalidation of a pilot licence or rating.
If you are making your application using a paper form, you will be able to include payment details along with your application.
If you are using an online application form, you will be able to make a payment using the WorldPay system. Instructions on how to use WorldPay are included in the online form.
Additional costs, such as the charge for using our secure courier service, are payable at the same time as the fee for your application. All underpaid postage fees are recovered before your new licence can be issued.
Please see below our licence issue pricing details.
EASA private licences
Initial issue of Private EASA licences
|Initial issue of all Light Aircraft Pilot Licences (LAPL)
|Initial issue of PPL(A), (H) (including Change of State)
|Initial issue of BPL or SPL
|Initial issue of Flight Radiotelephony Operator's Licence (FRTOL)
(free if application is made at the same time for the issue of a flight crew licence or if a UK issued flight crew licence is already held)
Conversion of Private UK issued licence to EASA licence (including JAR licences)
Conversion of UK lifetime PPL(B) via the BBAC for issue of BPL
|Issue of BPL with instructor / examiner certificate via the BBAC
Conversion of Private UK issued licence to EASA licence
|Conversion from lifetime UK PPL to EASA PPL
|Conversion from non-lifetime UK licence to EASA PPL
|Conversion from UK issued JAR licence to a LAPL
|Issue UK national licence with or following EASA conversion if you hold / held a non-lifetime licence
|Issue UK national licence with or following EASA conversion if you hold a lifetime licence
Issue of additional ratings
- Sailplane towing,
- banner towing,
- flight test rating,
- IR (restricted),
- mountain rating
- night rating
|Issue of instructor rating on private licence
(except balloon, airship, sailplane and AFI (microlight) powered parachute only)
|Issue of instructor rating on professional licence (except Mountain Instructor (MI))
|Issue of Mountain Instructor rating
|Addition of FCL 945
|Variation, revalidation or renewal of instructor rating
|Removal of limitation
|SFI / TRI initial issue
|SFI / TRI revalidation, renewal, variation
|TRE / SFE multi pilot revalidation, renewal initial issue (if conducted by a CAA staff examiner)
|TRE / SFE multi pilot revalidation, renewal initial issue (if conducted by an industry senior examiner)
|TRE / SFE multi pilot variation (adding an additional type)
|TRE / SFE multi pilot variation (amending the authorisations remarks)
|FE PPL revalidation, renewal. initial issue
|FE CPL revalidation, renewal, initial issue
Other licensing actions
|Extension to validation (only once for EASA validations)
Other flight crew licensing applications
|Separate addition or amendment of English Language Proficiency
|Change of personal details (name and nationality)
|Change of name by marriage or divorce
(An additional charge of £53 applies if you also hold an examiner authorisation)
|Change of address
|Exemption to UK ANO
|Derogation under Article 14 (less than 2 months)
|Derogation under Article 14 (more than 2 months)
|CPL or IR Skill Test with UK examiner (full pass)
|CPL or IR Skill Test with UK examiner (partial pass)