Q: My mother in law is eligible to apply for citizenship this year, she can’t read or speak English or her own language.
Is there a way to get an exemption to the citizenship test requirements. She has difficulty learning languages. Who do we get a professional evaluation to prove it? (Doctors or language pathologist?)
A: If your relative is not able to qualify for an exemption based on age and the period of resident status then a FORM N-648 may be filed based on a medical certification for disability. The FORM N-648 must be signed by a medical physician, a clinical psychologist, or a doctor of osteopathy.
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