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Flight Training In USA for Non Citizens

Flight Training In USA for Non CitizensAll non US citizens planning to begin their flight training in USA should notify the flight school of their choice in advance that they intend to start flight training because the flight school also needs to register online with TSA before you begin flight training. Outlined below, we list frequently asked questions about Alien Flight Student Program, provided by flightschoolcandidates

What is the Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP)?

The mission of the Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP) is to ensure that foreign students seeking training at flight schools regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) do not pose a threat to aviation or national security. Section 612 of the Vision 100 – Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act (Public Law 108-176, December 12, 2003) prohibits flight schools regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from providing flight training to a foreign student unless the Secretary of Homeland Security first determines that the student does not pose a threat to aviation or national security. Vision 100 transferred responsibility for conducting security threat assessments for foreign students seeking flight training from the Department of Justice to the Department of Homeland Security. On September 20, 2004, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued an interim final rule establishing the Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP).

Legal notices are available on the Candidate and Provider menus. These include the notices about the Vision 100 – Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act, Paperwork Reduction Act, Information Verification, and Privacy and Security within the AFSP website.

Who must participate in the Alien Flight Student Program?

Persons seeking flight training must submit a request if they are not citizens or nationals of the U.S. and:
They wish to receive flight training in the U.S. or its territories, regardless of whether training will lead to an FAA certificate or type rating; and/or
They wish to receive flight training from an FAA-certificated facility, provider, or instructor that could lead to an FAA rating whether in the U.S. or abroad.
(NOTE-Certain exemptions to AFSP published in 2004 and 2005 are still in effect. To view those exemptions, please see When is a flight student exempt from the TSA security threat assessment? in the Candidate Frequently Asked Questions section.)

What is the Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP) Process?

Candidates must create an AFSP account and log into the AFSP Candidate Website http://www.flightschoolcandidates.gov to submit their background information and required documentation. The Candidate then submits Category 1-3 flight training request(s), and/or selects Flight Training Provider(s) to submit Category 4 training request(s) on their behalf. Once a training request has been submitted and successfully paid, the Candidate will then receive an email with detailed instructions on how to complete the application process. Each step must be completed before a Candidate advances to the next step. Once these items are completed, the AFSP performs a security threat assessment to determine whether the Candidate poses a threat to aviation or national security.

How does the Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP) communicate with Candidates and Flight Training Providers?

The AFSP primarily communicates with Candidates and Flight Training Providers via e-mail. Please ensure that your e-mail address is valid and accurate. Candidates may change their e-mail address by logging onto the AFSP website, and selecting “Assistance” > “Change your Email Address” from the folders presented on the left task bar. Candidates may view all e-mails sent to their e-mail address by logging onto the AFSP website, and selecting “Assistance” > “View Your AFSP Emails” from the folders presented on the left task bar. Candidates should include their training request ID number when corresponding with the AFSP.

How do Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations relate to the Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP)?

For questions related to FAA regulations and how they fit into the AFSP, please contact your Flight Training Provider or the FAA through your local Flight Standards District Office (FSDO).
For more information and feedback please visit the flightschoolcandidates website.

International Student Services Department in Aviator College

The International Student Services Department provides guidance to international students. Staff members assist students in interpreting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations. Services include assisting visa holders with travel signatures, new I-20’s, social security and visa extensions, international student orientation, as well as other immigration matters.

The Aviator College of Aeronautical Science accepts aspiring International Students who wish to complete an Associate of Science Degree in Aeronautical Science. The Aviator Flight Training Academy accepts International Students who wish to complete a certificate program or earn specific licenses. The Degree Program will take up to a 24 months for completion. Students complete five consecutive semesters. The last two semesters contain an internship component. Interns are required to instruct a minimum of 153 hours each of the two semesters along with completing the General Education Requirements. Transfer Credit may be given for the General Education requirements and previous flight training completed. Send transcripts and copies of any current flight licenses to the Registrars Office for determination.

Aviator College Enrollment Instructions

International students enrolling in one of our programs or individual courses must enter the United States on a visa issued by Aviator Flight Training Academy and must stay in Aviator housing for the entire duration of their visa.
Aviator is approved by the INS to issue paperwork for the M-1 and F-1 visas under the foreign student exchange visitor program. The M-1 Visa may be issued to International Students who enroll in approved courses. If you are planning to come to the U.S. for flight training, you must enter on an M-1 or a F-1 Student Visa.

Complete the Online Application & Deposit Form, Your deposit will be held on your student account and will secure your enrollment date. The deposit will be reimbursed after the end of the program. If you leave prior to the end of the program, you will forfeit the entire deposit.

Upon receipt of your deposit and the application for enrollment, the original I-20 or IAP-66 Form will be Federal Expressed to your home. Remember we must have a complete physical address in order for Federal Express to deliver.

When you receive the original I-20 Form, take it to the U.S. Embassy in your country for approval. Please inform the school two weeks in advance of your arrival date and your flight information. A school representative will meet you at the airport to welcome you to the College.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Aviator College

For information on FAA application, TSA and Visa, please visit Aviator College international students section

Distributed by Viestly

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