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Non-resident of US

Hi
I am from Pakistan, I want to be a pilot but I don;t have enough funds to get the training. I want to ask that can I get the admission without paying any fee and i will pay in next 15 years? and I don’t have family member in US
Kindly help me and suggest me

Hello,

Without a family member in the US you will be unable to apply for financing and thus unable to start flight training. Sorry, I know that wasn’t the answer you are looking for.

Chris

Hi,

I am currently raising my funds to hopefully join ATP. However, I was wondering just how hard is it to continue flying in the US if you are not a resident.

Rico

Rico,

If you are not a US resident or permanent resident you will not be able to fly in the US as a profession.

Chris

Chris,

Thank you very much for your response. I am just trying to plot a path for
my future, I would love to fly but my home country is hard to get a job
because the industry is small and only a few jobs open in a few years.

Rico

Chris,

Would I be eligible to work as an instructor? Would the school allow me to
take the course?

Rico

Rico,

Unfortunately, due to visa restrictions you will not be able to work as an instructor with ATP. You will be allowed to take the course, provided you can meet the necessary security clearances from the US government.

Chris