APPLICATION process FAQS


• What are the NPPL fees and how do I pay?

The current fees can be found here. The BMAA fee can be paid by cheque, postal order or on our online shop. The CAA fee must be paid separately, either by sending in a cheque/postal order with the rest of your application to the BMAA (made out to ‘Civil Aviation Authority’ in full), or a filled out payment form, which you can print from here

Some applicants send a bank transfer directly to the CAA in advance of sending their application. If you do this, you must print a sheet with reference details and include in your application, or you risk your recommendation being delayed at the CAA.

• How long before I get my licence?

Assuming there are no problems with the application, paperwork will normally be turned around within 2 working days at the BMAA. You can monitor your application’s progress by checking the ‘Where is my paperwork’ link at the foot of the website homepage.

NPPL and rating recommendations are sent each day by recorded post to the CAA. Allowing for the post to arrive, the CAA agreed guide time for turning around licence applications is 10 working days.