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Rochester FSDO (Flight Standards District Office)

Flight Standards Realignment Information

Effective Immediately – Visitor Restrictions due to COVID-19 Pandemic

In accordance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) guidance, and in compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, visitor access to this facility is restricted until further notice. However, we are still able to assist you with your inquiry. Please call (585) 436-3880 or send an email to for assistance.

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Guidelines For Foreign A&P Applicants

Guidelines For Foreign Pilot Applicants

All foreign pilots who wish to obtain a U. S. pilot's certificate must obtain a Verification Letter from the Airman Certification Branch in Oklahoma City, OK prior to receiving the U. S. certificate.

  • Procedures for the Verification Process
  • Contact a Designee (PDF) who will assist you in obtaining your U. S. certificate.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Rochester Flight Standards District Office at (585) 436-3880, or send an email.

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