Naturalization Testing and Disability Waivers

Applicants for naturalization must demonstrate an understanding of the English language and the fundamentals of U.S. history and civics. Exemptions to testing requirements are available based on the applicant’s age, years as a Lawful Permanent Resident, and physical or developmental disability or mental impairment. This workshop will cover recent changes to the citizenship test, who qualifies for the exemptions, the criteria for obtaining a disability exception, and the most recent N-648. The session will provide tips on working with medical professionals to complete the N-648 Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions and review the procedures for submission to USCIS. Finally, we will discuss any recent changes implemented during the early months of the new administration as they may pertain to these issues.