How to Apply for Student Pilot License in Nigeria

 Apply for Student Pilot License in Nigeria By Yourself

  • In order to apply for Student Pilot License in person applicants must go to the office of the Nigerian Civil Aviations Authority.
  • The contact information and address for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) are available on the link below: contact link

  • Go to the NCAA office by submitting an application in writing and executed by a person who is authorized by the candidate to ask an Student Pilot Licence from the appropriate department.
  • Be sure to have all the required documents under the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  • Include the documents required with your application.
  • After that, you must forward the application in person to Director General in their office to facilitate additional processes.
  • After receiving the application and all attached documents The application will then be reviewed in a process at the Licensing Directorate. The evaluation will be conducted by Licence Examiners/ASI.
  • The applicant will receive an invoice for processing charges and be instructed to make payment at a bank that has been designated.
  • The teller is then presented to the NCAA cash desk at which an official acknowledgement of the payment is obtained and then submitted to the Licensing Directorate upon which the application is approved.
  • When the document is complete The applicant will be informed that they have received the Licence, which is signed by the applicant. The document will be released on presentation of a valid identification document or a letter of authority by the business.
  • If the applicant’s application is not satisfactory, a letter of Denial is sent for the application within 24 hours of receipt will inform the applicant the reason for the denial , and providing advice to the applicant regarding the unsatisfactory documents required to satisfy the requirements of the applicant.
  • The next step in processing will be contingent on the date when the applicant has submitted the documents required.

Documents Required For Apply for Student Pilot

  • Application letter
  • A valid medical certificate from a suitable class
  • Valid proof of identity
  • Documentary proof of age (Birth Certificate/Declaration of Age)
  • Sized passport-sized photographs of the candidate (as required)
  • Student pilot certificate
  • Certificate of Knowledge test
  • The receipt or proof of payment must be presented.

Office Locations and Contacts

Lagos Office,Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority,
Aviation House,
Murtala Muhammed Airport,
P.M.B 21029,
21038 Ikeja Lagos,
TEL: 234-1-2790421
E- mail:
Web site: Link
Contact Link: Link Link

What are all the Eligibility

  • A candidate must reside in Nigeria and over 16 years old.
  • The applicant should have had and documented the appropriate ground instruction by an instructor who is a licensed instructor in the specific category of flight.
  • The applicant must have received and documented relevant ground instruction with an authorized instructor in airspace regulations and procedures applicable to the aerodrome at which the student is scheduled to fly solo flights.
  • For additional requirements, see the section “2.3.3” of the document that follows: Link


You can contact the authorities to inquire about information on fees.

Processing Time

The issue of licenses is completed within 48 hours.


  • Most ratings and pilot certificates require applicants to pass a test of knowledge which is also known as the written test as well as a practical test.
  • The applicant should have a budget enough to be able to enroll in an instructor training program and receive the flight instruction required, that is typically expensive.
  • It is essential that the completed form contain all the necessary information correctly and be completed in a clear and concise manner, in order to be approved from the Authority.
  • It is important to attach all documents required as required by the authority in order to prevent rejections.

Requirements Information

  • Name of the applicant
  • Age and date of birth
  • Physical details
  • Identification card number
  • Details of the aircraft
  • Registration number
  • Physical and Email addresses
  • Contact details
  • Number of the payment receipt/Transaction ID
  • Information about banks

The Document is required

  • The private Pilot License pursuant in Nigeria requires an Student Pilot License, prior to applying for a Private Pilot License.

It is essential for the execution of the Solo and Pre-solo flight in the appropriate category of aircraft. This is a prerequisite.

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