Foreign Pilot License Validation process
Foreign pilots license validation: Foreign pilot licenses are subject to verification and validation because they are not considered tamper-proof. If the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) did not verify the validity of your license, this would leave the door wide open for fraud. Therefore, you should complete the FAA Verification of Authenticity form online at least 3 month before traveling to the United States. Sometimes it may requires more time to process, depending on the origin of your license.
Please visit https://iacra.faa.gov/ to register for an IACRA “Applicant” account and log into the program. After logging into the program, select the option to “START FOREIGN VERIFICATION PROCESS” and that will lead you through the steps necessary to apply.
AA Airmen Certification Branch
AFB-720, Foreign Verification
Oklahoma City, OK 73125-0082
Additional information on the verification process can be found at the following website: https://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_certification/foreign_lice