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Old 25th Jul 2017, 09:08
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INDIA OCI HELP

Hello Guys,

I am an FO based in Europe. I currently fly the A320 family a/c. I am Indian born but European citizen, however I have an OCI.

I wish to come to India to work there (family reasons I am left with no choice atm). I have approx over 500 hours on type and also 400 hours on previous jet a/c but still frozen ATPL. As I need 1500 tt.

I see for example Indigo is advertising FO for as little as 200 hours. Can I with 500 hours on type get an Indian DGCA licence. What is the process? Or do I have to wait until getting an ATPL? I do make regular calls but I hear nothing. Anyone who's done this journey or knows about it I would hugely appreciate it.


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Hi
I am an OCI as well with a Canadian Citizenship. But have only CPL and am converting my FAA CPL to DGCA CPL.
It's a very lengthy process. There is a lot of paperwork involved. Since you have FO hours, it might help you here. Look at getting your computer number first for the exams.
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The process for converting to DGCA is a lengthy one, since we are all not Indian Nationals we must get a security clearance first in order to apply for the computer number. I would also suggest doing the medical when you can, as that takes longer than it does in Europe
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The process for converting to DGCA is a lengthy one, since we are all not Indian Nationals we must get a security clearance first in order to apply for the computer number. I would also suggest doing the medical when you can, as that takes longer than it does in Europe
Hey, did you as well apply for your DGCA CPL in India? I am at the moment getting through the security clearance just to get mycomputer number.
How long did it take you?
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Originally Posted by rubikscube1348 View Post
I am at the moment getting through the security clearance just to get mycomputer number.
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How did you go about applying for the security clearance?
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I am in the process of converting. I am still waiting for my security clearance to go through to get the computer number.

Mbhon: It is a lengthy process to go about the security clearance. I would recommend talking to a flight school in India and they can help you with the process.
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I am in the process of converting. I am still waiting for my security clearance to go through to get the computer number.

Mbhon: It is a lengthy process to go about the security clearance. I would recommend talking to a flight school in India and they can help you with the process.
We are on the same boat then. I have been waiting since March to get mine. They did a background check on me in June but still waiting for an update. In the mean time I am trying to get my RTR exam done.
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Thanks k9717 and rubikscube1348

Have gotten the equivalence cert from AIU. Talked to a flying school (as mentioned above) and the CFI mentioned for the security clearance it will faster if I have an Aadhar Card.
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We are on the same boat then. I have been waiting since March to get mine. They did a background check on me in June but still waiting for an update. In the mean time I am trying to get my RTR exam done.
I dont think you need to do an RTR exam if you already have a foreign RTR, then you can just convert it directly.
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Originally Posted by k9717 View Post
I dont think you need to do an RTR exam if you already have a foreign RTR, then you can just convert it directly.
I don't have a foreign RTR. FAA doesn't have the RTR system, hence am giving the exams here.
Btw, when did you apply for your computer number. And have you gotten any updates from DGCA.
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Originally Posted by Safety_ View Post
Hello Guys,

I am an FO based in Europe. I currently fly the A320 family a/c. I am Indian born but European citizen, however I have an OCI.

I wish to come to India to work there (family reasons I am left with no choice atm). I have approx over 500 hours on type and also 400 hours on previous jet a/c but still frozen ATPL. As I need 1500 tt.

I see for example Indigo is advertising FO for as little as 200 hours. Can I with 500 hours on type get an Indian DGCA licence. What is the process? Or do I have to wait until getting an ATPL? I do make regular calls but I hear nothing. Anyone who's done this journey or knows about it I would hugely appreciate it.


Thank you,
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@Safety: You can apply for the DGCA CPL on the bases of your current CPL but it will better if you get your ATPL and then convert (which is the process I am in). Because the frozen ATPL will not be converted in India.

Its a process, so be prepared mentally as well. And be sure that the aircrafts that you have on your licence are available in India (apart from the A320, e.g like the C172 PA34) incase you need to do a few hours at a flying school in India.

You can apply to Indigo with your hours on the 320 but after you get you licence converted.
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I don't have a foreign RTR. FAA doesn't have the RTR system, hence am giving the exams here.
Btw, when did you apply for your computer number. And have you gotten any updates from DGCA.
I havent got any updates from the DGCA sadly, have you? I applied about 2 months ago.
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I havent got any updates from the DGCA sadly, have you? I applied about 2 months ago.
Hey, I applied back in March. In June had received a background check by officials who then sent my documents to some other bureau of security. But after that haven't received anything.
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Hey, I applied back in March. In June had received a background check by officials who then sent my documents to some other bureau of security. But after that haven't received anything.
The process is very time consuming as there are SO many areas of the authority that the documents need to be sent to
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Any update about security clearance

Dear Fellow Aviators,
Could you guys update me on regarding getting your security clearances from DGCA for the purpose of Computer number and/or CPL,etc.? I am looking for getting the same done for a friend of mine who is a foreign national in India and wish to complete CPL.
Your replies are much appreciated, thanks & regards.
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Originally Posted by rajmercury View Post
Dear Fellow Aviators,
Could you guys update me on regarding getting your security clearances from DGCA for the purpose of Computer number and/or CPL,etc.? I am looking for getting the same done for a friend of mine who is a foreign national in India and wish to complete CPL.
Your replies are much appreciated, thanks & regards.
Hey Raj, if your friend hasnt done his CPL then I would suggest him to apply for his computer number before pursuing flight training.
The process for applying is not difficult but there is no time line as to when he will receive his clearance. I applied 9 months ago and am still waiting for clearance from one dept. Your file goes to five major dept. who do a background check and then issue you the computer number. Once it is sent by the DGCA, it is a waiting game because all DGCA can do send reminders but it is upto the depts. to complete your clearance. There is no proper as to when they will receive the clearances.
I have heard of people waiting for upto 2 years and still no response.

Its a very pathetic system and a waste of time if not done right. I have already missed 3 exam attempts and probably the 4th as well. I am now heading back and will have to find gig.
So I would suggest to get the clearance before CPL or wait.
Let me know if you have any questions.
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UPDATE

Hi
So after a exactly a year, I received my computer number. I just gave my first attempt and hopefully should have no other issues later on.

I had to really push DGCA and visited their head office in Safdarjung to get it. Finally the good news arrived.
So if anyone is having troubles, do visit DGCA office and knock on their doors to get it.
If you have any other questions, feel free to message me.
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NEED A HELP

[QUOTE=rubikscube1348;10165392]
Hi
So after a exactly a year, I received my computer number. I just gave my first attempt and hopefully should have no other issues later on.

I had to really push DGCA and visited their head office in Safdarjung to get it. Finally the good news arrived.
So if anyone is having troubles, do visit DGCA office and knock on their doors to get it.
If you have any other questions, feel free to message me.
HI GUYS
I applied for my computer number but it got rejected coming as incomplete application,now the thing is i'm not having a indian nationality but i have my oci visa so i applied my application with marksheets,passport,oci visa,aadhar card..etc documents that too 5 sets of applications and 5 sets of documents but i did'nt took security clearance outside so guys please please help me whether i should get security clearance from outside and shoul i attach it or not and ALSO should i send only 5 sets of application only or also 5 sets of my attesting documents.

so please reply me quickly whether i should get s.c or they'll do it and also should i send 5 sets of documents or only 5 sets of application form only cause this time also i applied for my computer number but did'nt send my documents because of this seurity clearance please help me.
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Help needed- OCI Citizen. Any update from anyone?

Hi people,
i am a European Citizen, living in India with an OCI Card.
I just cleared my 12th exams and turned 18 recently.

If anyone would please guide me about the whole procedure of security clearance etc?

IS IT RVEN POSSIBLE TO GET A DGCA CPL (not talking about FATA) if you are OCI (foreign national)? Anyone? Please help
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