Fri May 04, 2018 12:00 pm #1609675
For posterity (!), this is a link back to Forum info that the CAA have now changed their policy and stated formally that certified colour copies are required for GA applications (From 14 May 2018).
flybymike wrote:I think that if they send the black and white one back and say they want another one in colour, then they have shown you in writing where it says they require it!
CAA SkyWise 2018/75 wrote:Pilots are required to submit certified copies of their ID (such as passport or driving licence) for certain Flight Crew Licensing applications.[My emphasis.]
For security and fraud prevention reasons, the UK CAA is no longer able to accept black and white copies of ID documents.
Any applications submitted on or after 14 May 2018 which require ID documents to be submitted, will be rejected if the ID documents are not in colour, leading to a delay in your application.
The ID document must also be certified. Please refer to our website for more information on who can certify your documents.
rikur_ wrote:I thought the point of certified copies was that you're relying on the person doing the certification to check, therefore you don't need a good copy of the document yourself.
Presumably they couldn't find anything dodgy so we have to suffer this as they couldn't go home without one "finding" to justify the audit trip expense under the illusion that anyone in the EU cares how much they waste.