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.
Notification of Switzerland of an Exemption in accordance with Article 14(4) of Regulation (EC) N° 216/2008 (PDF, 193 kB, 05.04.2017)to fill the gap for pilots holding a license and associated medical certificate issued by a third country involved in the non-commercial operation
Notification of an exemption in accordance with Article 14(4) of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 (PDF, 177 kB, 09.04.2015)Application of Regulation (EU) No. 2015/445 in Switzerland as from 8 April 2015 by exemption from Regulation (EU) 1178/2011 as applicable in Switzerland according the bilateral agreement between Switzerland and the EU
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.