Conversion of Flight Crew Licences Issued by ICAO Contracting States (Initial Conversion)


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

Employment with an AOC Holder:

Before initiating the licence conversion process, it is mandatory for applicants to be currently employed by a local airline (AOC holder) operating within Seychelles.

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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 my foreign licence if it has expired?
No. We cannot convert your licence if it has expired. You must complete the entire conversion process during the validity period of your foreign licence.

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