Foreign pilots’ licenses are subject to verification because they are not considered tamper-proof. Therefore, you should complete the FAA Verification of Authenticity form online at least 3 months before traveling to the United States. Sometimes it may require more time to process, depending on the origin of your license.
STEPS TO YOUR VALIDATION
Scan or copy your foreign license – all pages
Scan or copy your foreign Medical – all pages
** If your license or your medical certificate was not issued in English, attach an English translation
You may send your documents via:
- Fax to 001 (405) 954-9922 OR
- Email : firstname.lastname@example.org OR
- Regular Mail to:
FAA Airmen Certification Branch, AFS 760
P.O. Box 25082
Oklahoma City, OK 73125 – USA
The FAA requests confirmation from the foreign authorities that your pilot’s license and medical certificate are valid. This usually takes about two weeks, but may take longer.
Once the FAA has received this confirmation, it will send a “Verification and Authenticity Letter” to the FSDO office that has jurisdiction for our flight school.
Our FAA Designated Examiner will issue the Restricted Foreign Based Certificate to you.
You will complete the required Biennial Flight Review BFR with one of our Flight Instructor along with the required checkout flight.