Conversion of Flight Crew Licences Issued by ICAO Contracting States (CPL to ATPL Upgrade)


Licence conversion refers to the process of converting a pilot’s licence issued by one ICAO contracting to a licence issued by another contracting state. Licence conversion plays a significant role in facilitating the seamless transfer of pilots' qualifications, enabling them to operate aircrafts registered in Seychelles and ensuring the highest standards of aviation safety and efficiency. Pilots must present a license that is still in force and complies with the regulations of the issuing ICAO contracting state. It is crucial for pilots considering licence conversion to familiarise themselves with our specific regulations and processes. Licence conversion requests should be submitted to our office following the outlined steps mentioned below.

Application Process

Pre-Application Requirements

Hold a valid Seychelles CPL:

Before upgrading your Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) to an Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL), you must already be a holder of a valid Seychelles CPL..

Processing Times
 Processing Time
 within 10 working days of submission of the application.

We aim to process your licence conversion within 10 working days upon receiving your complete application.
Please note that verification from the foreign authority may cause delays, contingent upon their response time.


Can you convert a Frozen ATPL?
No. We cannot convert a Frozen ATPL as it not yet a full ATPL. You must first meet the requirements of the state that issued the licence to 'un-freeze' it. Once you have been issued with the full ATPL and our office has verified it with the foreign authority we can convert it into a Seychelles ATPL.

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