USCIS Revises Form N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions

Today, as part of the Biden Administration's ongoing efforts to both streamline the path to legal immigration and improve Federal support for marginalized communities, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated Form N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions.

The Naturalization process typically requires applicants to pass a U.S. civics examination and meet certain English-language requirements, but applicants who cannot fulfill those requirements due to physical, developmental, or neurological disabilities may file Form N-648 to qualify as exempt.

The updated form is shorter, addresses telehealth medicine and should simplify the exception process for applicants, their healthcare providers, and USCIS agents.

For More Information:

Learn more about Form N-648 here

Read the initial USCIS Policy Alert here

Find instructions for medical professionals completing Form N-648 here

Learn more about the Naturalization Interview and Test here

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