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I-910, Application for Civil Surgeon Designation

ALERT: Pursuant to Federal Regulations, all applications and petitions filed with USCIS must be properly completed, submitted, and executed in accordance with the applicable form instructions.  See 8 CFR 103.2(a)(1);  8 CFR 103.2(b)(1).  Properly completed forms help ensure that USCIS can verify your identity and eligibility, and will help reduce processing times and burdens on applicants and petitioners.  USCIS may reject your Form I-910 if you leave a field blank, unless the field is optional pursuant to the form text or form instructions.  You must provide a response to all required questions, even if the response is “none,” “unknown,” or “n/a.” We will reject a Form I-910 that has, for example, an empty field for middle name, previous designation, or status in the United States.

Use this form to apply for civil surgeon designation. You may not need to apply for civil surgeon designation if you fall under a limited number of blanket designations.

Please refer to the instructions to determine whether you should use this form. For more information, see the USCIS Policy Manual Blanket Civil Surgeon Designation Guidance.

The National Benefits Center is accepting applications for civil surgeon designation. We have the authority to exercise discretion in approving civil surgeon applications based on local requirements. See 8 CFR 232.2.  At this time, we do not foresee invoking any local restrictions, but reserve the right to apply such restrictions.

Forms and Document Downloads

Form Details

Edition Date

05/29/18. We will publish a new edition of this form soon. In the meantime, you may continue using the 05/29/18 edition, despite the expiration date. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

Dates are listed in mm/dd/yy format.

Where to File

USCIS Dallas Lockbox

If you are filing at a USCIS Lockbox facility, please read these important Lockbox filing tips.

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

P.O. Box 660812
Dallas, TX 75266

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

Attn: I-910
2501 S. State Highway
121 Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

Don’t forget to sign your form! We will reject any unsigned form.

Filing Fee

We accept fees in the form of a money order, personal check, or cashier’s check. When filing at a USCIS Lockbox facility, you may also pay by credit card using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions. If you pay by check, you must make your check payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Service centers are not able to process credit card payments. 

When you send a payment, you agree to pay for a government service. Filing and biometric service fees are final and non-refundable, regardless of any action we take on your application, petition, or request, or if you withdraw your request. Use our Fee Calculator to help determine your fee.

There is no fee if you are a medical officer in the U.S. armed forces or a civilian physician employed by the U.S. government who examines service members, veterans, and their dependents at a military, Department of Veterans Affairs, or U.S. government facility in the United States.

Checklist of Required Initial Evidence (for informational purposes only)

Please do not submit this checklist with your Form I-910. It is an optional tool to use as you prepare your form, but does not replace statutory, regulatory, and form instruction requirements. We recommend that you review these requirements before completing and submitting your form. Do not send original documents unless specifically requested in the form instructions or applicable regulations.

If you submit any documents (copies or original documents, if requested) in a foreign language, you must include a full English translation along with a certification from the translator verifying that the translation is complete and accurate, and that they are competent to translate from the foreign language to English.

Did you provide the following?

  • Information about your status in the United States
  • Copies of medical degrees and current U.S. state or U.S. territory medical licenses
  • Proof you meet the professional experience requirement because you have practiced medicine as a physician (MD or DO) for at least four years
Special Instructions

For detailed information about the medical examinations:

Email to notify USCIS of any changes about your civil surgeon designation (including any changes to contact information listed on the Civil Surgeon Locator).

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