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Indian DGCA CPL/ATPL conversion for foreign nationals with OCI status

Old 14th Jun 2020, 06:17
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Thumbs up Indian DGCA CPL/ATPL conversion for foreign nationals with OCI status

Hi guys, I born in Indian but currently I am an overseas citizen of India commonly known as OCI cardholder with foreign passport. I am starting this thread to get some inside information who has gone through the process of Indian DGCA CPL/ATPL conversion being an OCI but NOT as an Indian national.
I have intensively studied all the threads on the forum related to issues that guys had faced being an OCI but all those information are few years old.

With my online search & reading old post on this forum, I noticed that DGCL CPL & ATPL is only issued to the Indian National /Indian passport holder. OCI is not an Indian passport & person holding OCI is not considered Indian National anyway so DGCA will not issue CPL/ATPL

During my search, I also found that DGCA computer number could be issued to OCI & also has been issued to OCI which is the 1st step but need clearance from the Ministry of home affairs prior to DGCA could issue the computer number. & some guys have also passed the exam & medical & did the required training but at the final stage the license got rejected by DGCA because the person has to be Indian Citizen in order to get DGCA CPL.

I request to Aviation Community to help each other by providing some information who has knowledge of the described situation or if someone has been through the process.





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Old 14th Jun 2020, 14:00
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Akumar,

You can not get an Indian CPL or ATPL unless you hold an Indian passport. Many people who I trained with were from India. The ones who retained the Indian passport had little trouble getting an Indian CPL. All the ones who had taken a foreign passport could not get an Indian licence.

There is no secret or trick to getting a licence conversion for non Indian passport holders. It is impossible.
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Old 14th Jun 2020, 15:31
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Originally Posted by Climb150 View Post

There is no secret or trick to getting a licence conversion for non Indian passport holders. It is impossible.
And yet a “foreign national” can obtain a FAA licence.
What is the reasoning behind the Indian Government legislation?

do they allow a validation of an ICAO ATPL?

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Old 14th Jun 2020, 17:51
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Indian DGCA allows FATA which is “foreign aircrew temporary authorization “ for the non-Indian passport holders. To qualify for FATA need PIC time of type minimum 500 PIC on A320/737/330/777 & 100 PIC for BE20.

OCI can get a computer number from DGCA
OCI can also pass the written exams
OCI can also do DGCA class 1 medical
OCI can go to a flight school
Airlines are allowed to hire DGCA CPL /ATPL holder with OCI
Indian could go to NZ, Canada, USA, and get CPL training but an OCI can't get Indian DGCA CPL / ATPL being a non-Indian passport holder even DGCA is part is ICAO.

I just do not get it, how even this possible.

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Old 15th Jun 2020, 17:17
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Originally Posted by Climb150 View Post
Akumar,

You can not get an Indian CPL or ATPL unless you hold an Indian passport. Many people who I trained with were from India. The ones who retained the Indian passport had little trouble getting an Indian CPL. All the ones who had taken a foreign passport could not get an Indian licence.

There is no secret or trick to getting a licence conversion for non Indian passport holders. It is impossible.

Which year you are talking about?
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Old 20th Jun 2020, 06:28
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Give up the unequal struggle. Get your licence in your resident country or that country which issued your passport. Is an Indian licence so important when FAA / EASA exist ?
Then see if you can qualify for an Indian passport....
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