Application & Instructions for Initial Licensure - Visiting Professor Temporary Permit

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To access a paper application, click HERE (available for a limited time)

The items listed below MUST be completed and mailed to the LSBME as part of the initial application process.

The board may issue a visiting professor temporary permit to an applicant physician who is invited by an accredited medical school or other accredited medical institution within the state of Louisiana   to serve on the faculty of the school or staff of the institution where the term “other accredited medical institution**”** is interpreted to mean an institution that sponsors an educational program in the subject area that is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education and where the term “temporary” is interpreted to mean for less than 90 days.

Qualifications for Permit

  • Be at least 21 years of age and of good moral character

  • Be a citizen of the United States or possess valid and current legal authority to reside and work in the United States duly issued by the commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service

  • Possess a doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathic medicine degree issued by a medical school approved by the board.  This diploma must be in English; if not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation into English.

  • Applicant must hold an unrestricted license to practice medicine issued by a medical licensing authority of another state.

  • Complete the application.

  • Pay fee of $100.00. Credit/Debit card only.


  • A copy of a letter of invitation from the dean of the medical school or director of the educational program sponsoring the activity to include the purpose of visiting professorship, dates (inclusive) permit requested, sponsoring organization (Name, Address) and dean or program director (Name, Address, Telephone number, email address)

  • A copy of the applicant’s medical license issued by another state or country

  • Oath or Affirmation relating to professional background

  • Third Party Authorization for release of information.

Other Information

Verification of Application/Licensure Status - Visit our website at and log on to your account to verify the progress/status of your application.

Communication with the Board
Mailing Address - LSBME, 630 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Questions - Contact our licensing department at To find the analyst directly assigned to your application, click on Contact Us.