AeroStar Training Takes Place in the United States of America.
To enter the United States as a flight student, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has established a program for foreign students called Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP). Below you will find information on applicability and step-by-step guidance on submitting a request to the enrollment center for flight training.
For more information, contact AOPA’s Pilot Information Center at 1-800-USA-AOPA. Any questions about the AFSP may also be directed to the AFSP Help Desk at (571) 227-1004 or AFSP.Help@dhs.gov. Please review TSA’s Help Desk guidelines before contacting the Help Desk.
TSA Application Instructions:
Step 1: Request an account to access the Alien Flight Student
Program by completing the account request form. You will access the TSA website: www.flightschoolcandidates.gov
Once there, go the section that says Create A New Account.
Click ‘ENTER’, follow the instructions on how to set up your account with TSA. Remember to submit personal information exactly as it appears on your passport.
Step 2: A User ID and password will be emailed to the flight-training candidate by TSA. This allows you to access the web site and complete the application.
Step 3: Complete online forms with the following information:
A. Residence and citizenship;
B. Places and terms of employment;
C. Details of the requested training; (See A & B below)
D. Other background information.
E. Candidate must select Florida, then Aerostar Training Services
F. Additional information such as:
Course ID – 101
– The type of aircraft followed by the nature of training. Examples: B737 type ratings, A320 type ratings, Private, Instrument, Commercial, or atp ctp
Aircraft – The type of aircraft. Examples: B737NG, A320, Cessna 172.
Step 4: When you complete the application, you will be redirected to the home page where you will need to go to the bottom of the page and select the “Validate & Submit” button. If there are any errors in the application, they will need to be corrected before continuing.
Note: The application will not be considered submitted until this process is completed. This is different from the Trusted Traveler programs.
Step 5: Upon submission of the completed forms, the training provider will be able to validate the candidate’s application on the AFSP website.
Step 6: Upon validation of the candidate by the training provider, you will receive an email from TSA advising to pay the $130 processing fee. You can do so by going to the bottom of the application form. (Last button on the right with a $ dollar sign in it). This will take you to the fee payment form.
Step 7: AFSP will send confirmation of payment along with instructions for your fingerprinting process.
Step 8: After the fingerprints have been submitted to Washington, the AFSP will send an email confirming receipt of the fingerprints. This begins the waiting period clock – 30 days for CAT 1; 5 days for CAT 2.
Step 9: Student/Candidate MUST monitor all email messages from AFSP in case they send an email requesting additional information.
Step 10: AFSP will submit a written approval to begin training. Upon completion of all of these steps, training may commence.
It is important all applicants notify us via email their TSA app has been submitted.