DO YOU WISH TO BECOME A CIVIL SURGEON?
If you are a qualified doctor and wish to practice as a Civil Surgeon you can do so, by applying to the USCIS – or the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services – the body that does all immigration work, in a form called the Form I-910.
The USCIS accords a limited number of blanket designations so if you fall under these you need not necessarily apply for a Civil Surgeon designation.
WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF USCIS IMMIGRATION DOCTORS TOWARDS THE IMMIGRATION PHYSICAL EXAMINATION?
Every appointed Civil Surgeon is required to perform the Immigration Physical Examination as mandated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta – Georgia, or the CDC. The Civil Surgeon must keep himself apprised of all updates and any important notifications that are issued from time to time by the CDC. All information can be access through their website.
It is important to note that no print outs are sent out to the Civil Surgeons – it is the responsibility of the Surgeon to get these documents online, download them and in this way, comply to the necessary documentation.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE CIVIL SURGEON FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE TECHNICALITIES?
If the Civil Surgeon does not comply with the technical dimensions then there is a danger of his designation getting revoked. It is therefore advisable that the Surgeon goes through all the rules and regulations in microscopic detail to avoid any problems from occurring.
MATERIALS THAT WILL HELP THE USCIS CIVIL SURGEONS:
Along with CDC the USCIS works closely with medical doctors and accords instructions and updates on a regular basis, helping Immigration Medical Doctors to correctly perform the examination, under the purview of the Technical Instructions that have been formulated by the CDC. There are power point presentations on the USCIS website that will help doctors to conduct the medical in the appropriate way.