Transportation Security Administration
All Non-U.S. citizens training in aircraft weighing over 12,500 lbs. must obtain TSA Approval prior to training.
Go online to https://www.flightschoolcandidates.gov
Create a user ID and password. If you have created a TSA (AFSP) account in the past, use your existing user ID and password.
Complete steps 1 - 6 to input your personal information and upload documents, or review and update your information if you already have an account.
Go back to the homepage and select the type of training request. There are 2 types of training requests:
INITIAL (training to obtain a type rating) category 1 or 2.
RECURRENT (already hold the type rating) category 4.
TSA FOR NON-US STUDENTS/ VISA
Aircraft Type: the above is an example for B-737 NG training. Please enter appropriate aircraft type, e.g A320 or B-757/767 if applicable.
Once the above information has been entered, submit your application. Check your emails regularly for updates and requests from AFSP. If you do not already have fingerprints on file with TSA from a previous type rating in the U.S., you will be asked to have your fingerprints taken as one of the steps in the approval process. For locations of National Air Transportation Compliance Services (NATA) fingerprint locations go online to https://secure.natacs.aero/afsp/find_location.asp. Do not go for fingerprinting until you have been instructed to do so.
For Recurrent Training
You already hold a type rating for the aircraft you will be training on. Please allow a minimum of 14 days processing. If you have already selected your training provider from a previous Recurrent Training at the same training provider and location, you do not need to do so again. Just verify that all your information and documents are up to date. If you do not receive an email from AFSP saying “Training Request Processing” 14 days prior to your training date, please contact your training provider.
If this is your first time training at this training provider and location, go online to the homepage and select “Recurrent Training”. You will then be asked to select your training provider: K & S Aviation (we are in Arizona).
Once you have selected your training provider, you can exit the website. Your training provider will then complete your training request.
Please check your emails often for updates and instructions from AFSP. Training may only take place once TSA Final Approval is obtained.
VISA FOR NON-US STUDENTS
K & S Aviation is a SEVIS approved school.
What does this mean for the international student?
The school is authorized to issue the form I-20 to take the US embassy to apply for the M-1 visa.