The NATACS Customer Service Call Center will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015, in observance of the Independence Day federal holiday. We will resume normal business hours at 7:00 A.M. EST on Monday, July 6, 2015.
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On September 20, 2004, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published an Interim Final Rule (IFR) that prohibits a flight school from providing flight training to a non United States citizen (alien) unless the student is first cleared by the Secretary of Homeland Security. To obtain clearance, the Alien Flight Student must provide two sets of fingerprints along with certain personal information to the TSA. This rule is mandated by the Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act of December 12, 2003.
The IFR is effective on October 5, 2004 and can be found at TSA-2004-19147.pdf.
The National Fingerprint Collection Clearinghouse (as part of the National Air Transportation Association Compliance Services) maintains an international network of certified fingerprint technicians (collectors) who have been collecting fingerprints and submitting them to the TSA in accordance with the AFSP requirements since 2004.
If an Alien Flight Student applicant submits fingerprints prior to paying for his/her training request with TSA and receiving the official Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP) fingerprinting instructions directly from TSA, the fingerprints are NOT valid and the associated training request(s) will be cancelled by TSA. The fingerprints will NOT be applied to any current or future training request. Both the applicant and the provider will receive an email notifying them that the fingerprints are NOT valid, the training request(s) is/are cancelled and the steps need to be taken to resolve the problem to complete processing through the AFSP.
The Alien Flight Student Program has an ongoing need for additional fingerprint locations, domestically and internationally. If you are interested in becoming a certified fingerprint technician, please complete the online Fingerprint Collector Application.
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