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October 28, 2014POLICY ALERTEffect of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) on Immigration and Acquisition of Citizenship Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)
October 21, 2014Technical Update – Religious Missionaries Abroad and Residence and Physical Presence
October 21, 2014Technical Update – Treating Certain Peace Corps Contractors as U.S. Government Employees
September 09, 2014POLICY ALERTNonimmigrant Trainees (H-3)
August 26, 2014POLICY ALERTCustomer Service
July 01, 2014Technical Update – Validity of Same-Sex Marriages
June 17, 2014POLICY ALERTChanges to Dates of Birth and Names on Certificates of Citizenship

Volume 8 – Admissibility

Part C – Civil Surgeon Designation and Revocation


Technical UpdateCivil Surgeon Applications and Evidentiary Requirements

April 08, 2014

This technical update clarifies that an applicant for civil surgeon designation must, at a minimum, submit a copy of the medical degree to show he or she is a Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy.


POLICY ALERTCivil Surgeon Designation and Centralization of the Designation Process at the National Benefits Center

January 28, 2014

​U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to centralize the civil surgeon designation process at the National Benefits Center, effective March 11, 2014.


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