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Medxpress application expiration
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I've just received a Basic Med.  I also filled out a medxpress application because I may wish to fly through canada. 

If I don't go through with the 3rd class physical I understand the medxpress submission will be deleted in 30 days.  Otherwise it is retained permanently.  Would this affect my basic med or will my current 3rd class just expire as normal without affecting the 3rd class?
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If never actually submitted the MedXpress, there is no issue.  Your current Third Class will expire and your Basic Med will be in force.
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Thanks for the reply.  I should have explained more carefully.  I've submitted the medxpress form but I haven't had the medical yet.

The medxpress FAQ states:
"If your application is not submitted within 30 days of creation, it will be removed from the system. After your application is submitted, your medical examination must occur within 60 days or your application will be deleted. Once the clearance/certification process is complete, your application will be retained indefinitely."
So if I don't take the physical then the application will be delete in 60 days.  Am I safe in not taking the physical?
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Yes, you are. It's only when the AME opens the application that jeopardy attaches.
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Actually, I believe a submitted application stays in the electronic "holding pen" for either 60 or 90 days, but as long as the confirmation number isn't activated, it will just expire and be deleted from the system.  If so, no effect on your BasicMed.