Applicant must contact the registered Aircraft Training Organisation where he/she will be conducting your Check/training. The ATO will contact the SACAA on behalf of the applicant and apply for Verification of your foreign licence as well as a licence number.
To get a license number so that you may write the SACAA online ATPL exams, the ATO will contact the examination department, (c/o Laureen (pronounced Lorraine), at the SACAA:
Laureen Moshane MoshaneLa@caa.co.za
A copy of your foreign license
A motivational letter stating that you need a South African license number so that you can write the exams for your foreign license conversion.
Your full CV
2 x passport photos (colour or b&w as you prefer)
At present there is no fee for this.
SACAA will request Verification with Foreign Authorities
Verifying the Application with the Foreign Governing Body/CAA and this process may take
2 weeks -6 months depending on their response.
Write the required Examinations
Requirements for Conversion of a Foreign Licence and Class/Type Ratings -VFR and IFR
1) Forms: CA61-01.13, Initial Skills test
- Valid Foreign Licence (Indicating Class/Type Ratings and Language Proficiency)
- Logbook Copies of the last 3 pages, 12 months summery preceding test, as below and (Incl. Endorsement of all Class/Type Ratings/Instrument Ratings)
(Electronic Logbooks must be initialled by applicant on each page)
New Requirement – Summary of Hours Flown the last 12 Months …01/09/2019 – 30/09/2020 – Dates must be indicated as the last 12 months “From- To Date”)
Grand Total Hours: …
*Summary must be written in the logbook and not on the example given above.
3) Valid RSA Medical / Valid Foreign Medical
4) Letter of Motivation for Conversion and Requesting Conversion of Class/Type Ratings
5) Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
6) 2 Passport Photos
7) Proof of the Following Examinations:
- Flight Performance and Planning
- Air Law
- Operational Procedures (IR)
8) Letter of Request for Type/Class OR Language Proficiency Ratings to be transferred (If required)
9) Initial Fee for SACAA
- CPL R770.00
- ATP R830.00