Step 1

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

  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.


Step 2

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.

Step 3

Write the required Examinations

Step 4

SACAA Process: 

Requirements for Conversion of a Foreign Licence and Class/Type Ratings -VFR and IFR

1) Forms: CA61-01.13, Initial Skills test

CA61.01.0 form.

2) Copies

  • Passport
  • Valid Foreign Licence (Indicating Class/Type Ratings and Language Proficiency)
  • Logbook Copies of the last 3 pages, 12 months summary preceding test, as below and (Incl. Endorsement of all Class/Type Ratings/Instrument Ratings)

(Electronic Logbooks must be initialed by the applicant on each page)

New Requirement – Summary of Hours Flown the last 12 Months …01/06/2023 – 31/06/2024 – Dates must be indicated as the last 12 months “From- To Date”)

Dual: …

PIC: …

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:

  • Meteorology
  • 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 R840.00
  • ATP R905.00