District 9 - Miami District Office
District Director: Linda Swacina
8801 NW 7th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33150
The following Field Offices and Field Support Offices are within District 9: Miami, FL; San Juan, PR; Charlotte Amalie, St, Thomas, USVI; Oakland Park, FL; Hialeah, FL; Kendall, FL; Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI
Becoming a Designated Civil Surgeon
Doctors interested in being registered as a Designated Civil Surgeon should submit the following to their local USCIS District Office:
- A letter to the District Director requesting consideration
- A copy of a current medical license
- A current resume that shows 4 years of professional experience, not including a residency program
- Proof of U.S. Citizenship or lawful status in the United States
- Two signature cards showing name typed and signature below
For more information on civil surgeons, please visit USCIS’s “Designated Civil Surgeon” webpage.
Becoming an Authorized Provider
To become an authorized provider of immigration services, you must receive recognition and accreditation from the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). Accredited representatives may assist foreign nationals in immigration proceedings before the DOJ’s immigration courts and Board of Immigration Appeals, before the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), or both. Visit the DOJ’s Recognition and Accreditation Program page to learn how an organization can apply for recognition and accreditation for its practitioners.
The EOIR website offers the following:
- Form EOIR-31, used for requesting and renewing recognition
- Form EOIR-31A, used for requesting and renewing accreditation
- Current list of recognized organizations (PDF)
- Current list of accredited individuals (PDF)
When you submit your application package to the EOIR, you must also submit a copy of the package to your local USCIS district office. You can also find additional information on becoming an authorized provider on USCIS’ Become an Authorized Provider webpage.
Comments and Complaints
There are several ways that you may file a complaint with USCIS:
- If you are at a USCIS office and feel that you are being mistreated or are unhappy with the service you received, it is best to raise your concerns with a supervisor while you are still at the office. The supervisor will be able to immediately address your concerns before you depart the office.
- You may also write USCIS with your complaint. You are encouraged to first raise your concerns with the Field Office Director. The mailing addresses of USCIS offices can be found at the Find a USCIS Office page. If you feel that the Field Office Director did not adequately address your concern, you are encouraged to contact the District Director. USCIS reads and takes seriously every complaint we receive.
You are welcome to submit your complaint directly with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). Contact information for the DHS OIG can be found on USCIS’s “Contact Us” page. This information is also posted in the waiting rooms of USCIS Field Offices.