Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners
Application Process for Medical Certification
Applicant History, Item 6. Date of Birth
The applicant must enter the numbers for the month, day, and year of birth in order. Name, date of birth, and Social Security Number (SSN)* are the basic pilot identifiers. When an AME communicates with the FAA concerning an applicant, the AME must give the applicant's full name and, date of birth, and if at all possible, SSN. The applicant should indicate citizenship (e.g., USA).
*Providing an SSN is not mandatory. See instructions for applicants who do not wish to use their SSN.