Pilot licences

The issuance and the renewal of pilot licences (aeroplanes, sailplanes, helicopters, balloons) are the responsibility of the FOCA. Only the Office and, under certain conditions, examiners nominated by the FOCA have the right to make entries in Swiss pilot licences.

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Further information


Federal Office of Civil Aviation FOCA

Section Flight Personnel - licence administration

Tel: +41 58 463 54 56


The licence issue takes 10 working days upon receipt of the applications. Please take note that we do not provide any information within this period. We advise you therefore, to consider sending your applications by registered mail.

Thank you for your understanding.

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3063 Ittigen

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