I hold a US commercial pilot certificate based on my foreign commercial pilot certificate. This was allowed prior to the ruling that foreign pilots would only be issued a private certificate. On the back of my certificate there is a statement, "Not valid for the carriage of persons or property for compensation or hire or for agricultural aircraft operations".

I am now a US Citizen and I am wondering what I need to do to have this restriction removed.

  • $\begingroup$ FWIW, I don't think this has anything (directly) to do with citizenship. It's just about removing the restriction. $\endgroup$
    – Pondlife
    Jan 2, 2020 at 2:25

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You will need to pass the US commercial pilot test to remove the restriction. If you have enough hours, you may want to consider applying for an ATP certificate.

A couple of things are required to be completed.


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