When a pilot moves and/or the permanent address changes, the FAA must be notified within 30 days of the move; otherwise the pilot may not act as pilot in command.
Complying with the regulation is easy.
If you prefer, you may send the FAA a letter that includes:
The FAA does not reply to these requests; it only changes your record. You may request a new pilot certificate that reflects your new address. A fee of $2 per certificate is required, payable by check or money order to the U.S. Treasury.
Send the letter to:
Federal Aviation Administration
Airman Certification Branch AFS-760
Post Office 25082
Oklahoma City, OK 73125
If the new address is a post office box, general delivery, rural route, or star route, the pilot must submit a map or detailed directions to the residence.
Once the FAA has received your change of address, you will not receive a new pilot certificate, as your certificate with the old address remains valid. If you desire, you may request a new pilot certificate that reflects your new address. A fee of $2 per certificate is required, payable by check or money order to the U.S. Treasury. If your request for a new certificate is made online, you may pay the fee electronically.
Aircraft owners may complete FAA Form 8050-1, Aircraft Registration Application. These forms are available at your local Flight Standards District Office, or by calling AOPA at 1-800-872-2672.
Alternately, you may change the address on your aircraft registration certificate online.
Updated June 1, 2011