Our dedicated Los Angeles immigration attorneys stay current with the latest news in immigration and updates from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). JCS Immigration and Visa has just learned that USCIS has begin implementing a new process to adjudicate applications for civil surgeon designation centrally with the National Benefits Center. This new process change requires physicians seeking civil surgeon designation to file a new Form I-910 application with a USCIS lockbox.
Centralizing the civil surgeon application process will:
- Improve the application intake process;
- Enhance USCIS’s ability to manage and track civil surgeon applications;
- Promote consistency and uniformity in USCIS decisions on civil surgeon-related matters; and
- Improve overall efficiency and integrity of the program.
In order for physicians to seek civil surgeon designation, under the new process, they must complete Form I-910, Application for Civil Surgeon Designation, and pay the $615 application fee. This new application form and process implements provisions of the agency’s 2010 fee rule.
For more information on receiving civil surgeon designation, contact our immigration attorney now for a FREE consultation and information on how to apply.