Foreign Pilot Requirements


If you hold only a foreign pilot license, or a U.S. pilot certificate based on your foreign pilot license, you will need to follow the instructions on the FAA website in order to add a U. S. single engine sea rating.


Go to the following website: FAA Website for Foreign Pilots.

Then scroll down half-way to: Verify the Authenticity of a Foreign License, Rating, or Medical Certification .

The forms you need are at the bottom of the page:



Remember, the FAA would like you to apply ninety days prior to coming to the USA. The letter you receive from the FAA is in effect for six months.

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Vern Kingsford

Adminstrative Assistant

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