Foreign License Validation

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  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.

By mail:

AA Airmen Certification Branch

AFB-720, Foreign Verification

P.O.Box 25082

Oklahoma City, OK  73125-0082

Additional information on the verification process can be found at the following website:

When and how to apply for the letter of authenticity

  • Due to the high volume of applications received at the FAA AFS 760 Office, new applications will be processed in the order they were received.
  • We recommend to apply for the Letter of Authenticity about 3 month before you travel to the U.S.
  • Unfortunately the FAA AFS760 Office does not allow to expedite the process. Alternatively you may like to obtain a Stand-Alone U.S. Private Pilot License as your previous flight time will be recognized towards FAA training requirements. Please contact our Associates for further information.