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USCIS Removes Barriers for U.S. Citizenship Applicants with Disabilities


United Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced revisions to Form N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions, that will remove barriers to legal immigration for U.S. citizenship applicants with disabilities. Naturalization applicants with a physical or developmental disability or mental impairment that precludes them from fulfilling the English and civics testing requirements for naturalization, may file Form N-648 to request an exception to those requirements.

The announced revisions eliminate impractical and redundant language and questions - such as, the applicant's date of diagnosis and description of severity. Additionally, the updated policy provides new telehealth guidelines and allows USCIS to accept the N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions after the N-400, Application for Naturalization, has been filed.

For more detailed information please go to USCIS Form and Policy Updates Remove Barriers to Naturalization for Applicants with Disabilities.

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