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I currently hold a first class FAA medical certificate. Can I transfer to a Canadian medical certificate without meeting with a Canadian AME?

(2) The applicant may obtain a TCCA Medical Certificate as follows:

(i) The applicant may submit either the original or certified copies of FAA medical examination reports directly to the Civil Aviation Medicine Branch of Transport Canada, Headquarters in Ottawa for processing and assessment;

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(ii) Applicants may complete an aviation medical examination by a person who is considered to be a medical examiner with the authority to conduct aviation medical examinations pursuant to CAR 404.16

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You cannot convert an FAA medical certificate directly into a Transport Canada medical certificate. However, you can obtain the Transport Canada medical certificate on the basis of the original or certified copies of FAA medical examination reports by submitting them directly to the Civil Aviation Medicine Branch of Transport Canada, Headquarters in Ottawa for processing and assessment. If they are deemed acceptable, the certificate would be issue in Canada without having to start the process with a Canadian AME. For more information, see Transport Canada Advisory Circular (AC) No. 401-001, "Application Guidelines for Aeroplane FAA to TCCA Licence Conversion Agreement".

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