If you are a pilot, instructor or an examiner, with an EU/EASA licence, you must apply to the CAA immediately for a UK licence to continue operating UK-Registered aircraft from 1 January 2023.
In April 2021, the CAA launched a new and simplified application process for those who previously held UK licences to regain them. The process also allows for EASA licence holders to gain UK licences. It will no longer be available after 31 December 2022. After this date, pilots with European licences wishing to gain their UK licence will be required to go through the full conversion process, including examinations.
More information on the application process, including processing time, costs and eligibility criteria can be found our website here.
The Government has been clear that there will be no extension to the current trading agreement between the UK Government and European Commission. This mean that there will be no extension to the 31 December 2022 deadline and CAA will no longer recognise EASA-issued licences from 1 January 2023 so all applications must be received by 31 December 2022.
Any application received after this date will not be considered.