Administrative Process for the Reissuance of FAA Pilot Certificates
(EASA Member States Only)
New European Commission flight crew licensing regulations (Commission Regulation EU 1178/2011) prescribe a license format for all European Union Member States to follow. As a result of this format change, pilots' license numbers in European Union (EU) Member States will likely change. The renumbered licenses will render FAA pilot certificates that were issued on the basis of a foreign license (14 CFR Part 61.75) invalid since the FAA certificates were originally issued on the basis of their existing or current European pilot license number.
Under current standard procedures, pilots who wish to have their FAA certificates reissued are required to travel to an FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) in the United States to comply with the FAA requirement for verifiable identification of each certificate holder or applicant. Recognizing the difficulties that this will present to European pilots, the FAA's Flight Standards Service has decided to grant a deviation from its standard reissuance practice...
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