Proof of Citizenship

Before a U.S. citizen can begin flight training toward an initial FAA pilot certificate, recreational, sport pilot, or private pilot certificate; instrument rating; or multi-engine rating, a CFI must verify citizenship.  All students must show evidence of U.S. citizenship to instructor with one of the following:

  • Valid, unexpired U.S. passport
  • Original or government-issued birth certificate of the U.S., American Samoa, or Swains Island AND a government-issued picture ID
  • Original certificate of birth abroad with raised seal (Form FS-545 or DS-1350) AND a government-issued picture ID
  • Original certificate of U.S. citizenship with raised seal (Form N-560 or N-561) or a Certificate of Repatriation (Form N-581) AND government-issued pictured ID
  • Original U.S. Naturalization Certificate with raised seal (Form N-550 or N-570) AND a government-issued picture ID

Citizenship/Identity requirements for International Flight Training Students

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    1. Thank you for your inquiry Ramon. In obtaining your Private Pilot license, you can expect to spend somewhere between $7,000-$12,000, there are a number of variables, including how quickly you learn and what type of aircraft you fly.

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