All non-US citizens must receive TSA clearance prior to starting flight training. This does not include recurrent training or ground training, Please follow the following procedure to receive your flight training clearance from the TSA:

1. Log onto the TSA website:

  1. https://www.flightschoolcandidates.gov
  2. If you have previously registered with this website, login with your user ID and password
  3. If you have not registered with this website, click on ― Create New Student Account‖ on the top right of the page, just below – LOGIN

i. TSA will email your UserID and Password
ii. Make a note of this information for future reference

2. Return to the TSA website

https://www.flightschoolcandidates.gov and login using your UserID and Password.

3. Complete all of the requested information. Make note of the new UserID that you created and your answers to the 3 security questions.

4. Submit the following information:

  • Full name, gender, current address and five year address history, date and country of birth, and citizenship information
  • Passport and visa information— all applicants are required to have a passport. Scan and upload required documents.
  • Training details as follows:

i.  Category:3

ii. Training Provider: Jet & Rotor Aviation Inc.

iii. School Student Identification number: first name initial and last name (example: for John Boyd – jboyd)

iv. Course Identification number:101 (Private Pilot)

v. Course Name: Private Pilot

vi. Course description: Private Pilot training

vii. Rating goal: Private Pilot ASEL

viii. Aircraft type: Cessna 172 and Cessna 150

ix. Start date: (3 weeks from date of application).

End date: 1 year from start date or date of Visa expiration, whichever is sooner.

5. The application fee is $130.00. This fee is paid by credit card on-line to the TSA

6. You must print a copy of your TSA application for  Jet & Rotor Aviation office records.

7. Once your application is complete, Jet & Rotor Aviation will receive an email from the TSA requesting confirmation that your will be receiving flight instruction from Jet & Rotor Aviation.

8. After the TSA receives confirmation from Jet & Rotor Aviation, the TSA
will send you authorization to get fingerprinted

9. The finger prints are then sent by the law enforcement agency. The agency taking the fingerprints may elect to charge a fee for the
fingerprinting service. Jet & rotor Aviation has fingerprint cards available if needed.

10. After TSA receives the finger prints and clears you for flight training, they will send you and Jet & Rotor Aviation an email authorization to begin
training. This usually occurs about one week after sending the fingerprints.

11. Jet & Rotor Aviation will take a digital photo of you when you arrive to begin your flight training. Jet & Rotor Aviation will upload this photo to the TSA completing the approval process.

Training must commence within 180 days of approval

Useful Information

AOPA GUIDE TO ALIEN/FOREIGN STUDENTS TRAINING – TSA
(http://www.aopa.org/Pilot-Resources/Flight-Instructor-Resources/AOPAs-Guide-to-TSAs-Alien-Flight-Training-Citizenship-Validation-Rule.aspx)
If you are giving or receiving flight training in an aircraft weighing less than 12,500 pounds, whether you are a U.S. citizen or alien, TSA’s alien flight training/citizenship validation rule (insert link ) https://www.flightschoolcandidates.gov/IFR_Alien_Pilot.pdf affects you.