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Form I-910, Application for Civil Surgeon Designation and Centralization
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invited you to participate in a stakeholder teleconference on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss Form I-910, Application for Civil Surgeon Designation and the new centralized application process.
On January 28, 2014, USCIS announced a new centralized process to receive and adjudicate civil surgeon designations at the National Benefits Center. This change requires physicians seeking a new civil surgeon designation to file a formal application at a USCIS Lockbox. The new process will not affect current civil surgeons.
Once the centralized process goes into effect, physicians seeking a new civil surgeon designation will need to complete Form I-910, Application for Civil Surgeon Designation and pay an application fee. Previously, civil surgeon designation has been a local process at the district or field office with jurisdiction over the prospective civil surgeon’s office location. This new process implements changes from the agency’s 2010 Fee Rule and is detailed in Volume 8 of the USCIS Policy Manual. The new process also replaces the civil surgeon designation guidance found in Chapter 83.4 of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual.
During the teleconference, USCIS officials provided an overview of the new Form I-910 and the centralization process and were available to answer your questions.
For more information on civil surgeons, please visit www.uscis.gov/civilsurgeons.