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UK EASA Licence Transfer

Old 7th Feb 2019, 10:09
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Originally Posted by delarue View Post
As far as I can ascertain, Austria is marginally cheaper. See the attached fee schedule.

Available from http://www.austrocontrol.at/en/pilot...nses/licensing
780 for each rating over 20 MTOW, half/third for renewal.
So if you renew your license having 4 or 5 ratings on it, it gets quite expensive Id say.

But overall its not too bad, youre right.
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Old 9th Feb 2019, 06:11
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Hi All,

I've just returned from a long time in the Middle East and due to flying on a foreign licence did not transfer my UK EASA ATPL to another state.

I completed am a LPC on the UK licence to get me back up to speed and then late yesterday i was unexpectedly offered a position on a European registered aircraft... I wonder if anyone knows if I can still complete the transfer to an IAA licence.

I believe the company is willing to wait so the delay should not be a massive problem but I wonder if anyone else has started the transfer this late in the game and if so what the CAA have advised.
I intend to speak to them on Monday anyway (although I'm not sure how much info they will be able to provide) but thought I would ask here over the weekend to gather anyone else's experience.

Many thanks in advance
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Old 9th Feb 2019, 07:32
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Hi,

As far as I know, you can still transfer, why not? You can do this until Friday 29/3. The problem is that the CAA is overwhelmed with the requests, and it takes longer than usual for them. Hence they will transfer to the IAA. However, not in time as to continue flying in April, but likely a few weeks later. All this in case of no-deal or no interim EASA agreement, talk about a few months of grace period is on the way.
Let as know about what you are told on Monday...

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Old 16th Mar 2019, 11:55
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Does anyone know how long it will take to do a medical SOLI transfer from the UK CAA? I am in urgent need of my records to be transferred to Lithuania for license issue
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Old 16th Mar 2019, 19:23
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Originally Posted by Officer Kite View Post
Does anyone know how long it will take to do a medical SOLI transfer from the UK CAA? I am in urgent need of my records to be transferred to Lithuania for license issue
It took more than 2 months for me... Started mid of December and finished a couple of days ago.
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Old 16th Mar 2019, 20:56
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Basically, not by 29th March.
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 05:23
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oh dear, is there any express service for a higher price? my CPL, and all MEP and SEP skill test ratings will expire if i have to wait that long
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 06:19
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Nope. It seems you should have acted earlier given the British gov't hasn't known what they are up to for a long time... And the thing is, will your license be recognised after 29th March? I haven't really followed the whole thing but in case of a no deal Brexit you are caught with your pants down.

I know of a very experienced expat in Asia that probably will have to re-sit ATPL exams after many years due to this.
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Old 17th Mar 2019, 06:41
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Originally Posted by Banana Joe View Post
Nope. It seems you should have acted earlier given the British gov't hasn't known what they are up to for a long time... And the thing is, will your license be recognised after 29th March? I haven't really followed the whole thing but in case of a no deal Brexit you are caught with your pants down.

I know of a very experienced expat in Asia that probably will have to re-sit ATPL exams after many years due to this.
i had no idea SOLI was even a thing until now i'm going to apply for my frozen ATPL the LT CAA have said i cannot until i do a SOLI transfer. My initial was done in the UK in 2017, my 2018 and 2019 renewals were under the Lithuanian CAA.

i don't have any flying license yet to be recognised/unrecognised (only LT CAA skill test pass forms), the desired transfer only concerns my medical records. I have proposed to do away with all my UK attachments in this regard and just redo the initial from scratch but the LT CAA seem to say it doesn't work that way.

Hopefully if the uk leave EASA the uk initial becomes meaningless to Lithuania and they will then allow me to redo an initial in Lithuania and it can all be solved in 2 days that way.

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Old 18th Mar 2019, 21:33
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Morning everyone,

The UK CAA has informed me a few days ago that they have released the required paperwork for licence transfer (doc 155) and the SOLI.

I wonder how long the IAA will take to issue my license but do you guys reckon that I can breath a sigh of relief now?

I am guessing that since the IAA has got all the paperwork it should not matter anymore whether they will issue my license before or after Brexit.
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 16:17
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Does somebody have any clue about my query?

Cheers.
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 16:50
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Last time I was chatting to them they had 900 SOLI applications. This will rise to over 1,000 soon.

Hold tight. They'll get through it soon.
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 22:48
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I know fellows at the airline I work for that started paperwork with the UK CAA on February 18th, and they already hold their new ly issued license from their chosen NAA. That's less than 4 weeks total time...

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Old 19th Mar 2019, 23:18
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Originally Posted by fdgolf View Post
I know fellows at the airline I work for that started paperwork with the UK CAA on February 18th, and they already hold their new ly issued license from their chosen NAA. That's less than 4 weeks total time...

Cheers
Latest update is that I spoke to the UK CAA on Monday and they said they have reduced the waiting times dramatically and they hoped to have all transfer requests done prior to march 29th. The reason it was taking 3 months at one point was due to a backlog that has now cleared.
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Old 23rd Mar 2019, 17:09
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The UK CAA were really quick (just a few days) with getting ready to action my SOLI medical records release over to the IAA (whom will become my new NAA of choice).

Unfortunately however the IAA are taking an age in processing the transfer from their side, to the extent that the UK CAA phoned me (three days ago) and made the point that they are still waiting for the IAA to contact them for transfer of my medical record.

To try and find out if the IAA have got my application paperwork (which I sent as 'recorded mail' to them, and of which I've been able to track that it was indeed delivered) I tried calling the IAA but no one would answer the phone. I've also emailed them and had no reply. One can well imagine that they're snowed under with SOLI applications.
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Old 23rd Mar 2019, 21:18
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I transferred away from UK to Irish CAA. Started in January and Irish sent me my license in mid Feb.
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Old 24th Mar 2019, 14:57
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I managed to get the documents sent by the UK CAA after applying mid-way January just about a week or so ago to the Dutch CAA. They dont seem to be too snowed under, if I call them I always get to speak to a real person. Things seem to move pretty quickly there.

Just waiting now for the actual issue of the licence, but if the Irish are too busy and youre in a tight spot, consider some other countries that might be easy to deal with.

Also, as long as your application is in before the end of March the Dutch guarantee to issue you a licence regardless of what happens with Brexit providing your documentation is in order. They came up with that as it seemed a lot of people were going to get stuck over on the British side of things despite applying months in advance with a valid and current EASA document. Best of luck with this crapshoot!
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Old 24th Mar 2019, 17:11
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There was no reason to panic, I applied for the SOLI on Monday 18th March and it was completed by Thursday 21st March lunctime!! The UK CAA are on top of things now again
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Old 24th Mar 2019, 19:32
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So, leave it to the very last minute was the best.

Those of us namby-pambys frightened into applying in good time had to wait, well in my case anyhow, more than 2 mths.
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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 08:28
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My SOLI was sent 22th of Feb. But IAA licensing is telling me they are still waitting for my medical :0!! Just resent it. But I am a bit worried it is impossible to get through to IAA Medical. They dont respond to emails, voicemails, phone calls.
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