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Initial Issue of Air Traffic Controller (ATC) Licence (ATCL)
Persons operating as Air Traffic Controller must hold a valid ATC Licence to ensure that they can deliver air navigation services. This service has been settled to facilitate the initial issue of an UAE ATC licence.
Air Traffic Control
Applicable For Customers
  1. Application: The Applicant shall submit all documents as per CAR PART VIII - Subpart 4 - Appendix 3.
  2. Review: the GCAA will review the documents submitted and verify if compliance with the CAR is achieved. The GCAA will ensure that the age, knowledge, experience, competence, skill, linguistic ability and physical and mental fitness meet the requirements of the CARs.
  3. Issue of ATC Licence: The GCAA will only issue an ATC Licence, when the GCAA is completely satisfied that all regulatory have been adequately addressed.
  4. Delivery of a licence: Collection shall be at GCAA Dubai Office / deliver by courier.
  5. Record: The Applicant will provide all documents required for filing purposes.
Required Documents
  1. Certification that the applicant has successfully completed the UTAP or Certification that the applicant has met the Minimum Experience Requirement (Summary Report of OJT period)
  2. Certificate of Competence dated, signed by all parties and stamped by Unit Management (LIF-ATC-003 form – available through e-Service from a link)
  3. Passport Copy
  4. UAE Visa Copy
  5. UAE National ID Card
  6. One recent color photograph with white background 3.0 x 3.5 cm (Attach .gif, .png, .jpg or .jpeg file only) click here to view photo requirements
Fees Details
400 AED + 200 AED per rating
Payments can be made in to the following means;:
  1. Bank transfer to GCAA Bank Account
  2. Online Payment though Credit Card
Please Note:-
  • In case of online payment take note of the reference number starting with ICR***** displayed by the system immediately after confirmation of the payment. This will help to trace the transaction in future.
  • In case of bank transfer, complete bank details shall be provided along with notification mail after completion of the application.
Please go through the GCAA refund policy before making the payment. (Click here to view the refund policy)
Access and Delivery Time
Normal Track 5 working days

Fast Track 3 working days

Note: Delivery by courier at additional cost
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Last Modified : 22 Dec 2019

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