May 2020 Licences for Travel Agents and Tour Operators

(10 Jan 2020)

The Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR) today publishes CN1 of 2020, detailing key dates and vital information for those travel agents and tour operators whose licences expire on 30 April 2020

Licence holders are strongly advised to read CN1/2020 in full.

Applicants are reminded that all applications are dealt with on a date of receipt basis. Therefore, early submission is recommended. Please ensure that your application is fully submitted before midnight on 14 February 2020 to avoid levies. This means:

The Application Form submitted by email only to
Fee paid to CAR (by same day transfer if necessary) - the fee can only be paid by EFT and must be in CARs account on 14 February; and
Signed declaration received by CAR.

Please send by email only to

Date Stage
14 February 2020 Deadline for receipt of completed licence application at standard fee.
13 March 2020 Date CAR aims to issue decision-in-principle letters for completed applications made by 14 February 2020
17 April 2020 Deadline for receipt by CAR of applicant bonds for licence to be granted on 1 May 2020

Please be advised that the Commission’s secure on-line licensing system is unavailable.

If you are a repeat applicant and have not received an email from containing the application form and declaration sheet, please contact the Travel Trade team as soon as possible. 

Full text of CN1/2020


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