• After the end of the EU Exit transition period on 31/12/2020, EU licence holders who have previously held UK-issued licences and SOLI-transferred out, may wish to apply for a UK PART FCL or ATCO Licence and applicable Medical Certificate to have in addition to their existing EU documents.

    This guidance should be read in conjunction with the guidance produced relating to licences.

    A valid UK medical certificate is required to issue the UK licence and can be obtained in 2 ways. For some applicants, the medical certificate may be obtained at an AME renewal examination subject to the conditions below. Otherwise the FORM SRG1217 process needs to be followed to ‘convert’ an existing valid EU medical certificate to a UK one.

    This flow chart is to assist applicants: Flowchart for a UK medical certificate for EU Licence Holders who have previously transferred out

  • Applicants who have previously SOLI transferred-out from the UK to another EASA state and whose last UK-issued EU medical certificate has expired, but not for more than 2 years can apply to a UK-certificated AME for a 'lapsed' renewal medical examination of the appropriate class. (Note that medical reports of any conditions that have occurred or been monitored since the last UK medical examination will be required for the AME fitness assessment. Referral to the CAA may be required).

    For example, if an applicant had their last UK AME-issued EU medical examination and certificate issue on 1 June 2018 with a 12 month validity, he/she could have a 'lapsed' renewal medical examination with a UK AME (*1) up until 1 June 2021. When the medical is then issued by the AME, the fitness status is available to the CAA licensing department to be able to follow their process to issue any licence conversion that has been applied for (but not before).

    Applicants should therefore consider this option for obtaining a UK medical certificate when deciding the timing of beginning their licence conversion application.


    Note *1: There are already some UK-approved AMEs who now also hold EU AME approval who may be able to conduct a UK renewal medical examination at the same time as an EU one or separately. AMEs who have previously conducted EU medical examinations for SOLI'd out applicants may have those records available.

    Applicants who have previously SOLI transferred-out from the UK to another EASA state and whose last UK-issued EU medical certificate has expired for more than 2 years but less than 5 years (*1) can apply to a UK certificated AME for a 'lapsed' renewal medical examination of the appropriate class (see MED.A.045(c)). For this medical examination and assessment, the UK AME should review the AME reports of all the EU aeromedical examinations that have occurred since leaving as well as medical reports of all conditions that have occurred or monitored since the last UK medical. Referral to the CAA may be required).

    For example, if an applicant had their last UK AME-issued EU medical certificate on 1 October 2016 with a 12 month validity, he/she could have a 'lapsed' renewal medical examination with a UK AME (*2) up until 1 October 2022. When the medical certificate is then issued by the AME, the fitness status is available to the CAA licensing department to be able to follow their process to issue any licence conversion that has been applied for (but not before).

    Applicants should therefore consider this option for obtaining a UK medical certificate when deciding the timing of beginning their licence conversion application


    Note *1: Applicants who wish to obtain a UK-issued medical certificate via revalidation/renewal need to provide all aeromedical records for the intervening period for the fitness assessment.

     Note *2: There are already some UK-approved AMEs who now also hold EU AME approval who may be able to conduct a UK renewal medical examination at the same time as an EU one or separately. AMEs who have previously conducted EU medical examinations for SOLI'd out applicants may have those records available.

    The application process to convert a current EU medical certificate to a UK one (without having a UK AME medical examination) is for applicants who hold a valid non-UK issued EU licence (and an applicable medical certificate), who have previously held a UK-issued EU Licence and/or medical certificate which had been transferred-out from the UK to another EASA state.

    This process will cease after 31 December 2022

    Please note the medical process is not applicable to the following scenarios:

    • Non-EU licence holders and EU licence holders who have never held a UK-issued licence
      Applicants must apply for an initial medical certificate of the appropriate class at an AeMC for Classes 1&3 or an AME for Class 2 and LAPL. (Please note revalidation standards of the applicable class may apply to applicants who already hold the applicable licence (e.g. Class 1 for CPL/ATPL)).

    • Previous UK Licence holders who transferred their licence to another EU state and whose EU medical certificate is not valid due to medical unfitness rather than expiry
      Applicants should confirm licence eligibility with CAA and preferably complete their unfitness episode to regain medical certification with their EU-authorised AME under the auspices of their existing EU SOLI. The Form SRG1217 route to convert the medical is then available. If this is not possible, applicants can apply to a UK AME (or AeMC if unfit for more than 5 years) for a 'lapsed renewal' medical (supplying the medical reports of their EU AME medical and medical conditions as set out above. Referral to the CAA may be required.

    • Medical Certificate applicants who are unable to provide the required information for this process, or whose previous UK-AME-issued medical certificate has expired for more than 5 years
      Applicants will have to apply for an initial medical certificate of the appropriate class at an AeMC for classes 1 & 3, or an AME for Class 2 and LAPL (Please note that revalidation standards of the applicable class apply to applicants who already hold the applicable licence (e.g. class 1 for CPL/ATPL)). Full medical history and appropriate supporting reports will have to be provided to the AME/AeMC to be able to make an assessment. Referral to the CAA may be required.
  • How to apply for the EU to UK medical certificate conversion process 

    Please submit an online application form (SRG1217)

    Documents to include with your application

    You will need to upload the following documents with any application:

    • A certified copy of your passport (preferred) or full UK photographic driving licence
    • A copy of your current medical certificate

    The information below shows additional documents that you will need to include.

    In all cases please include the following if you have suffered a period of unfitness, or undergone medical examinations or tests for safety assurance purposes:

    • Copies (from your AME(s), your own doctors or your EASA NAA) of all the medical reports and supporting tests that have been used to assess your medical fitness.

    Additional tests and/or reports to demonstrate compliance with the requirements may be required to assess your fitness.

    If your medical certificate is not valid you must renew it with your current state but note from 1 January 2021 the AME needs to be recognised by the UK.

    If your medical certificate issued by an EU AME after 1 January 2021 and before 31 December 2022, the AME who performed the medical must have had a valid authorisation from an EASA member state and it not have been revalidated, renewed, suspended or revoked.

    If your medical certificate is valid and last medical was performed by a UK AME or an EASA AME and sent to the UK CAA as your SOLI before 31 December 2020

    Please include:

    • A copy of your current medical certificate

    If your medical certificate is valid, was issued before 31 December 2020 and you have had medical(s) since the SOLI transfer out

    Please include:

    • A copy of your current medical certificate

    Also include copies of the following from your AME(s):

    • all the medical application and examination forms
    • tests (ECG and Audiograms)
      and
    • medical certificates from the AME medical examinations you have had

    If your medical certificate is still valid, was issued between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2022 by a non-UK EASA AME recognised by the UK and you have had a medical(s) since the SOLI transfer out

    Please include:

    • A copy of your current medical certificate
    • Copies of the records from your AME(s), of all the medical application and examination forms, tests (ECG and Audiograms), and medical certificates from the AME medical examinations you have had
    • You must attach a copy of the authorisation certificates of all the EASA AMEs who have conducted medicals for you after 1/1/21 (These should be obtained at the same time as your medical records)