Acceptance of licences

The following should be considered merely as a brief and initial guideline for holders of a non-European license, who are interested in national validation procedures. For an actual validation the respective aviation authority must be contacted to determine the exact process involved and which documentation is required.

Acceptance of license, class and type ratings (non-European countries)

Holders of a license issued by a non-European country should forward their requests concerning the verification of authenticity of foreign license and/or ratings to the responsible civil Aviation Authority of the respective EU state.

The German Aviation Authority is the Luftfahrt Bundesamt (LBA) and should be contacted by E-Mail:

Holders of non-European licenses should check the following relevant laws:  (EU) No 1178/2011, with amendments (in particular, pages 211/212) - Part FCL.