Requirements for Physicians Requesting a Statement
of Need from the Saudi Health Mission*



Email documents to

*Please note, the Saudi Health Mission issues the Statement of Need to Saudi Nationals.

Before the Statement of Need can be issued direct to ECFMG, please email the following documents:

  1. Write a letter addressed to the Saudi Health Attaché, Dr. Fahad AlTamimi, with the following points:
    1.  Requesting a “Statement of Need”;
    2.  State your specialty EXACTLY as ECFMG have given;
    3.  Assurance that you will return to Saudi Arabia after completing your training;
    4. Hand sign your letter and write your ECFMG number below your signature;
    5.  The letter should be in English and notarized for the authenticity of your own signature.  The letter can be notarized from your bank, financial sponsor or a notary in your state.
  2.  Copy of the signed letter or contract of confirmation of residency from the U.S. hospital or institution;
  3.  Copy of passport (picture page only).
  4.  The CURRENT letter from the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM) to confirm your financial sponsorship. Or,
    1.  Proof of Ministry of Health employment; This proof can be that you are a Ministry of Health employee by providing a copy of the ID card, or,
    2.  Provide a CURRENT copy of the letter that you received from the government regarding your scholarship in the U.S
  5. Copy of a CURRENT national ID card.