Physicians An initial application fee entitles the applicant to have a personalized portfolio created and sent to one recipient. The base fee is $325 for physicians. Additional surcharges may apply to cover costs incurred to collect examination transcripts, ECFMG certification (if applicable), return of identity document and other miscellaneous verification fees.
Subsequent Profiles (called Subsequent Requests) are forwarded for a fee of $95 for physicians for each Profile, plus applicable surcharges. To forward subsequent Profiles after an initial application has been submitted, the applicant must complete a separate Subsequent Request.
For physicians, additional Profiles mailed at the same time as an Initial or Subsequent request are only $65 each.
An initial application fee entitles the applicant to have a personalized portfolio created and sent to one recipient. The base fee is $145 for physician assistants. (A 20% discount on the initial application fee is offered to Physician Assistant applicants who submit an Initial Application within 90 days from completion of the Physician Assistant program.) A fee for return of identity document and additional surcharges may apply.
Subsequent Profiles (called Subsequent Requests) are forwarded for a fee of $35 for physician assistants for each Profile, plus applicable surcharges. To forward subsequent Profiles after an initial application has been submitted, the applicant must complete a separate Subsequent Request.
For physician assistants, additional Profiles mailed at the same time as an Initial or Subsequent request are only $35 each.
Other Fee Information and Policies
Physicians completing an application through the mail rather than completing the online application will be assessed a $50 fee for an Initial Application and a $25 fee for a Subsequent Application.
ECFMG Medical Education Verification Fees
A one-time fee of $60 is required for all international graduates for charges assessed by ECFMG to provide primary source medical education verifications to FCVS.
Any birth certificate or passport written in a language other than English must be translated by FCVS's professional translation service. Any document written in a language other than English that is received and/or verified by a primary source must be translated by FCVS's professional translation service unless an acceptable translation is included with the document from the primary source. FCVS does not accept translations from any other source for primary source documents.
Insufficient Funds Payment returned for insufficient funds will be assessed a $25 fee. Processing the application will be suspended until payment is made covering the original application fee plus the $25 fee.
A significant portion of application processing occurs immediately after applications are received; therefore, requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing within five business days from the date FCVS receives the application. No refunds will be granted after five business days. In all cases of cancellation, a $50 processing fee will be deducted.
Undecided Applicants The "Undecided" category is designed to accommodate those applicants who wish to begin the process of establishing their core credentials but have not yet designated an entity to receive their Profile. For physicians, "Undecided" applications will be fully processed except for the examination score transcript (which is dependent upon recipient). At the time all verification is received, you will be notified in writing that your file has been processed and prompted to designate a recipient.
FCVS accepts Visa, MasterCard and electronic fund transfers, and should be made within your online application. FCVS does not accept cash, check or money orders.
FCVS will send you a letter notifying you of a credit balance (overpayment) on your account at the time your Profile is forwarded. You must submit a written request, with address verification, to receive this refund. Overpayment of $50 or less remaining in an FCVS account after 30 months from the application receipt date will not be refunded.
FedEx Information For your convenience, FedEx Office offers FCVS applicants a discount on many services including: photocopies and passport photos. Additionally, applicants may purchase notary and shipping services. To receive the discount on eligible services present the FCVS Preferred Customer Number 8400051717 and your account number or payment to any FedEx Office location.