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Rochester FSDO (Flight Standards District Office)

Flight Standards Realignment Information

Visitor Information on COVID-19 Precautions

We strongly recommend making an appointment with the FSDO before coming to the office.

In accordance with CDC Community Transmission Levels, if Transmission Levels are high (Red), the building might close and you will not be permitted entry. In that event, our office would need to know you were coming to inform you of the change and assist you virtually. Lower transmission levels may still require that you wear a mask upon entry to the office.

Please call or email the office to make an appointment — see Office Hours/Contact the Office information on this page.

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Local FSDO Highlights

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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