USCIS Switches to Revised Form N-648

As of November 21, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will only accept the 08/19/2022 edition of Form N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions. The 08/19/2022 form edition was released as part of both USCIS' ongoing efforts to reduce barriers to legal immigration and the Biden Administration's efforts to increase federal support for marginalized communities.

The 08/19/2022 form edition is shorter and simpler than previous editions and involves several key policy changes, which include:

  • medical professionals can now complete the form through telehealth appointments
  • medical professionals can now indicate an applicant's inability to understand the Oath of Allegiance
  • the form no longer requires certain information - such as the date of the diagnosis or the severity of the disability - about the applicant's disability or an explanation of the doctor-patient relationship

For More Information:

Read our initial post about the revised Form N-648 here

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

This blog post does not serve as legal advice and does not establish any client-attorney privilege. Do not take any action based on the information contained in this post without consulting a qualified immigration attorney. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our legal team directly.

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