Social Security Number (SSN)

Item 4: Application Process for Medical Certification

Apr 2014

Guidance is compiled and interpreted by professional pilots and physicians at from the 2014 AME Guide page 29, FAA and FDA web data ( &, instructions specified in the Aeronautical Information Manual, Federal Air Surgeon Bulletins from 1999-2015, and 14 CFR Part 61 and Part 67 (the FARs).

When entering data through MedXPress, you'll be asked to provide their social security number (SSN).

Pilots: If you do not have a pseudo SSN and do not wish to provide your actual SSN, click on the next to . When this option is selected, a pseudo SSN will be assigned to you. You should make a note of this artificial SSN to use on future 8500-8 applications.

Instructions for AME: If applicant declines to provide an SSN or are an international applicant, they must check the appropriate box and a number (pseudo SSN) will be generated for them. The FAA requests a SSN for identification purposes, record control, and to prevent mistakes in identification. The applicant's Social Security Number (SSN) is not mandatory. Failure to provide is not grounds for refusal to issue a medical certificate. (See Item 4). All other items on the form must be completed.

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