The State of New Jersey is issuing temporary, emergency licenses to foreign-licensed physicians so that they may provide essential healthcare services during the current public health emergency.  The Board of Medical Examiners is now issuing these licenses to physicians holding plenary, unrestricted licenses in good-standing in other countries.

To be eligible for a temporary emergency license during the public health emergency, a foreign-licensed physician must:

  • Hold a current, valid, unrestricted license (or licenses) to practice medicine in a foreign country;

  • Have at least five years of experience practicing clinical medicine under the license(s);

  • Have practiced clinical medicine at some time within the last five years (i.e., between 2015 and 2020);

  • Be lawfully present and eligible to work in the United States (requirement under federal law);

  • Complete an application, which will require submission of a copy of the medical license; and

  • Certify to the accuracy of statements and documents submitted as part of the application.

When working under this license, foreign-licensed physicians will be limited to providing in-person, clinical medical services in a New Jersey DOH-licensed facility  (e.g., hospital, field hospital, long-term care facilities) or other location designated as an emergency health care center by the Commissioner of Health.

Please click here for FAQs which have additional information on the Temporary Emergency Foreign Physician Licensure Program.

Click here for complete instructions on how to register for an account to begin the application process. When applying, you must select "Medical Examiners" as your profession and "INTL Physician Temporary License" as your license type.

Click here to start the application process


Last Modified: 7/13/2020 5:21 PM