During our most recent blog, we considered the general nature of USCIS’ civil surgeon program. Today, we will discuss the process of applying to become a civil surgeon.
A physician applies for inclusion in the civil surgeon program by sending a letter requesting inclusion to the relevant USCIS District Director. Click here to determine the district in which your office is located.
The letter requesting consideration should also include the following:
- The applicant’ CV, which must demonstrate that the applicant has at least four years (exclusive of a residency program) of professional experience;
- A copy of the applicant’s current medical license;
- Proof of the applicant’s U.S. citizenship or lawful status; and
- At least two signature cards displaying the applicant’s typed name and signature.
The length of the application process varies from one district to another. However, the process typically takes three to six months.
In the next blog, we will consider the responsibilities of a civil surgeon and the practice management aspects of operating a civil surgeon practice.
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