Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners
Application Process for Medical Certification
I. AME Guidance for Positive Identification of Airmen and Application Distribution Procedures
All applicants must show proof of age and identity under 14 CFR 67.4. On occasion, individuals have attempted to be examined under a false name. If the applicant is unknown to the Examiner, the Examiner should request evidence of positive identification. A Government issued photo identification (e.g., driver's license, identification card issued by a driver's license authority, military identification, or passport) provides age and identity and is preferred.
Applicants may use other government-issued identification for age (e.g., certified copy of a birth certificate); however, the Examiner must request separate photo identification for identity (such as a work badge). Verify that the address provided is the same as that given under Item 5. Record the type of identification(s) provided and identifying number(s) under Item 60. Make a copy of the identification and keep it on file for 3 years with the AME work copy.
An applicant who does not have government-issued photo identification may use non-photo government-issued identification (e.g. pilot certificate, birth certificate, voter registration card) in conjunction with a photo identification (e.g. work identification card, student identification card).
If an airman fails to provide identification, the Examiner must report this immediately to the AMCD, or the appropriate RFS for guidance.