We will need to review the previous flight experience and validate the qualification of the candidate for flight training. There is a regulation that requires identifying US us citizenship prior to beginning certain flight training activities. For non citizens the candidate needs to go through a process with the TSA. Here are some of the highlights and links. Please contact us with any questions.
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 multiengine rating, a CFI must verify citizenship.
- Determine applicability. The requirements for determining citizenship status for any student, whether U.S. or alien, applies only to flight training towards an initial FAA pilot certificate, including a recreational pilot, sport pilot, or private pilot certificate; instrument rating; or multiengine rating.
- Proof of citizenship. Student 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
Other requirements apply to non US Citizens. See the TSA site: FTSP