Due to regulatory changes over the past few years, there has been quite a bit of confusion from physicians who are asked to complete a Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions Form.
Applicants for citizenship are required to appear at their local immigration office for an in-person interview and test on various subjects. If an applicant has a disability that prevents them from carrying out their interview and/or test, then they must provide a completed Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions (Form N-648), which must be completed by a physician.
The confusion seems to be that some physicians aren’t aware of the purpose of the form or legal guidelines regarding the form until presented with it at an appointment.
To help answer physicians’ questions and minimize confusion, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will be holding the following workshop:
Medical Disability Exceptions for Naturalization Candidates
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
USCIS Pittsburgh Field Office
3000 Sidney Street, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
To register, send an email to PhiCommunityRelations@dhs.gov, and include your name, agency, phone number and email address.
More information on the form is available on The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ website.