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11-14-2017, 03:02 PM
Hi everyone, hope this is in the right thread.

I Currently am a student pilot and received my first class medical back in July and had my old address put on it. My student license, IACRA, and drivers license has my current address on it. I Was wondering if the address on my current medical needed to be changed. My checkride is coming up and i want to have all the paperwork in order for the DPE. I couldn’t find any information on the FAA website pertaining to this, so i came here.
Thanks, Dylan

11-14-2017, 03:51 PM
I'm nearly certain that your address does not have to be current on any FAA certificate. Never heard of a rule on that. Don't worry about it.

11-14-2017, 04:18 PM
Having just moved myself, all you need to do is to update your address online with the FAA. If you so desire to get new certificates with your new address you can pay the FAA for that. Your medical can be updated when you go for your next checkup.

11-15-2017, 09:10 AM
In accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations, FAA certificate holders are required to update their mailing address within 30 days of obtaining a new address.
There are two ways to update your address.

You can update your address online ( This method requires that you register with Online Services.
Or you can mail us either a:

a Change of Address Notification ( form
a signed, written request stating your

date of birth
social security number or certificate number
new address

You can mail your requests to:
A Post Office Box is not acceptable as a residence address. A residence address must be furnished. If you want us to use your P.O. Box rather than your residence as your mailing address you may provide both.
If your residence address is listed as General Delivery, Rural Route, or Star Route, you must provide directions or a map for locating the residence. You are not required to obtain a new FAA certificate showing your new address. If you would like a replacement certificate, please request a replacement online ( or indicate your desire for a replacement and include a $2.00 replacement fee with the change of address information.

11-16-2017, 10:28 AM
You are fine. Whenever you get a new medical, your address details are updated in the system. As an example, I have an old address on my pilot certificate since the day it was issued, and my medical has the most current address. When you update IACRA or your medical, it takes care of it. Having different addresses should be a non-issue.