Mazzei Flying Services is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. The appropriate visa for vocational flight training is the M-1 student visa. The M-1 visa can be issued for a maximum of 12 months. If you are a foreign national requesting enrollment, please do the following:
When your Application for Enrollment has been accepted, a letter of confirmation will be mailed to you. The letter will confirm your course enrollment, start date, and special housing arrangements if requested. Any estimate of course credit will be based upon the flight information you provide in your Application for Enrollment, so please give us complete and accurate information of any previous flight experience you may have. If you are applying for a visa, included with your confirmation letter will be your form I-20M for the M-1 Student visa. You will need to take your passport and visa form to your nearest American Embassy or U.S. Consulate Office for issuance of your visa.
Mazzei Flying Service is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. The appropriate visa for vocational flight students is the M-1 visa. The M-1 visa can be issued for a maximum period of 12 months.
The ability to read, speak, and understand English is necessary for the successful completion of an FAA flight training course.
A “Restricted” FAA Private Pilot Certificate can be issued to students on the basis of their foreign pilot license. A person who is applying for a U.S. pilot certificate/rating on the basis of a foreign license must go through an authentication process at least 60 days before arriving at the designated FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) where the applicant expects to receive the U.S. pilot certificate. To authenticate your status and pilot license, you will need to complete theVerification of Authenticity of Foreign License, Rating and Medical certification form from the FAA website.
The applicant must send the completed form and appropriate documents to the FAA’s Airman’s Certification Branch AFS-760, P.O. Box 25082, Oklahoma City, OK, 73125. AFS-760’s FAX number is (405) 954-4105. At this time, the pre-application documents cannot be sent electronically.
The Airman Certification Branch will then verify the authenticity of the applicant’s foreign pilot license and medical license with the foreign civil aviation authority and issue a verification of authenticity letter to the designated FSDO, and a copy to the applicant. The applicant must then complete the form 8710-1 and call the FSDO listed on the authenticity letter to make an appointment to come to the office with the required documents and complete the process.
This license conversion enables a foreign national pilot to rent aircraft in the U.S. or take advance flight training without having to take the FAA private pilot written and practical test. The FAA certificate will carry the notation that it was issued on the basis of your foreign pilot license and that all restrictions on your foreign license apply.