TSA and international students


Guidance and information for TSA training approval

For Non US Citizens

Steps to sign up for the TSA aircraft training background check:

1) Candidate Notifies Flight School by calling or emailing us at info@skybluejettraining.com 

2) Candidate Creates Login. The candidate is required to create a login account at https://www.flightschoolcandidates.gov. A user ID is provided immediately after submitting the required information, and a password is sent via e-mail (time may vary on receiving the password - possibly 12 to 24 hours). If you already have a account with the TSA from a previous application, please use your previous log-in information.

3) Candidate Applies for Training. After receiving his or her password, the candidate will be instructed to change it. The candidate then logs into the TSA student registration page at https://www.flightschoolcandidates.gov and continues the application process.

The candidate will be required to submit the following information:

Background Information. Full name, gender, current address and five-year address history, date and country of birth, and citizenship information. 

Passport Information. Foreign applicants are required to have a passport. A candidate must scan his or her 

complete passport and submit it to TSA electronically in the application.

Training Details

1) Basic information including the name of the school: SkyBlue Jet Aviation

2) Course name (choose the course you are applying for):

               • Jet Transition Course

               • Type Rating Course

3) Course description (choose one that is listed below):

               • Jet Transition Course for corporate pilots

               • Type Rating Course for corporate pilots 

4) ID number (choose the course applicable for you):

               • JTCB

               • TRC CE500

               • TRC CE510

               • TRC CE525

               • TRC CE560XL

               • TRC CE650

5) Type of aircraft (Choose the aircraft you are applying for):

               • Citation CE-500 (select this aircraft for the Jet transition course as well)

               • Citation CE-510

               • Citation CE-525

               • Citation CE-560XL

               • Citation CE-650

6) Pilot certificate or rating sought:

               • Jet Training 

               • Type Rating

7) The start and end dates for the flight training:

               • Choose a start date at least 5 days ahead of your date of application

               • Choose your end date at least 6 months after the start date This allows you to deal with contingencies     and not have to re-apply for training.

Upon completion of the application, the candidate will be prompted to click on the "validate and submit" icon. 

If any errors appear in the application, the candidate will be instructed to make any necessary corrections or complete any missing information. After making any changes, the candidate clicks on "submit application." Furthermore, after submitting the application, and for the application to proceed further, the candidate must select "I agree" or "I disagree" after reviewing important information regarding his or her application. 

Fingerprints: This will be completed upon arrival at the flight school. If you already have your fingerprints submitted from a previous TSA approval, your finger prints are already on file and there is no need to submit them again.

If you have any questions about the TSA training request application or need any help to fill out the TSA application form, please contact us at info@skybluejettraining.com

Visa notice: Taking flight training without an appropriate visa could be a violation of your immigration status and could result in your arrest and removal from the United States; therefore, it is important that you have a visa that permits you to take flight training in the United States. If you do not possess the correct visa, or if you have questions pertaining to your visa status or the appropriate visas for flight training, please contact us.

For US Citizens

SkyBlue Jet Aviation is required by federal law to verify your citizenship before you start practical simulator or aircraft training. The approved documents for verification are:

1) Valid, unexpired U.S. Passport.

2) Original birth certificate of the United States, American Samoa, or Swains Islands, and a government issued photo ID, such as an U.S. identification card or a U.S. drivers license.

3) Original certification of birth abroad with raised seal (Form FS-545 or DS-1350) and government-issued picture ID, such as an U.S. identification card or a U.S. drivers license.

4) Original certificate of U.S. citizenship with raised seal (Form N-560 or N-561), or a Certificate of Repatriation (Form N-581), and government-issued picture ID, such as an US identification card or a US drivers license.

5) Original U.S. Naturalization Certificate with raised seal (Form N-550 or N-570) and a government-issued picture ID, such as an U.S. identification card or a U.S. drivers license. 

If you have any questions, or require more information, please contact us at your convenience.