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Acceptable identification documents

Requirements to confirm your identity to access MCC exams and services.

Using your passport to confirm your identity

To access Medical Council of Canada (MCC) exams and services, such as a source verification request or exam application, you must confirm your identity. To do this, you are required to submit a certified copy of the pages of your valid passport, which has not expired, that contain the following information:

  • name
  • photograph
  • signature (may be located on separate page)
  • date of birth
  • passport expiry date

We do not need copies of any blank pages or the pages with your visas.

Do not mail your original passport to the MCC.

Note: The MCC reserves the right to request additional identification, if necessary.

What if I do not have a valid passport?

If you are a Canadian or U.S. resident and you do not have a valid passport, you may instead submit a certified copy of one of the following:

  • Canadian citizenship certificate (card format or letter format)
    The certified copy of the letter format of the Canadian citizenship certificate must be accompanied by a non-certified copy of government-issued identification that contains your photograph and signature (e.g., driver’s licence).
  • Canadian permanent resident card
    If your permanent resident card does not include a signature, it must be accompanied by a non-certified copy of government-issued identification that contains your photograph and signature (e.g., driver’s licence)
  • Canadian or U.S. birth certificate (with your current legal name) together with a Canadian or U.S. driver’s licence

Note: Baptismal certificates are not accepted.

What if my name has changed?

If your name has changed since creating your physiciansapply.ca account and you want your new name to appear on your account and related MCC documents, follow the instructions on how to make a name change request.