USCIS has announced that starting on March 11, 2014, it will implement a new process to receive and adjudicate applications for civil surgeon designation centrally at the National Benefits Center. Previously, civil surgeon designation was a local process at the district or field office with jurisdiction over the prospective civil surgeon’s office location.
Once the new process goes into effect, physicians seeking civil surgeon designation will need to complete Form I-910, Application for Civil Surgeon Designation, and pay a $615 application fee.
Note: The new process will not affect current civil surgeons. Prospective civil surgeons should not file the form and fee prior to March 11, 2014.