Requirements for Physicians Requesting a Statement of Need from the Saudi Health Mission*
*Please note, the Saudi Health Mission issues the Statement of Need to Saudi Nationals Only, No Exceptions. Please also include your USMLE®/ECFMG ID Number with the below documents.
Before the Statement of Need can be given to you, please submit the following to :
- Write a letter addressed to the Saudi Health Attaché, Dr. Fahad AlTamimi with the following:
a. Requesting a “Statement of Need”;
b. State your specialty;
c. Assurance that you will return to Saudi Arabia after completing your training;
d.The letter should be in English and notarized for authenticity of your own signature. The letter can be notarized from your bank or a notary in your state.
2. Copy of the letter of confirmation of residency from the U.S. hospital or institution;
3. Copy of passport;
4. Letter from the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission (SACM) to confirm your financial sponsorship. Or,
a. 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,
b. Provide a copy of the letter that you received from the government regarding your scholarship in the U.S.
5. Copy of a current (not expired) National ID card.