Citizenship Examination Waiver

Citizenship Examination Waiver is a vital provision for those facing challenges that may impede their ability to successfully complete the naturalization process due to physical or mental impairments.

Under U.S. immigration law, applicants for naturalization are generally required to demonstrate an understanding of English and U.S. civics. However, for some, this is not just a hurdle; it is an insurmountable barrier due to their physical or developmental disabilities or mental impairments. This is where immigration psychological evaluations come into play.  The psychological evaluation can provide insights into whether or not the person may need a citizen examination waiver.

These evaluations are conducted by licensed psychologists specializing in understanding the intricate ways disabilities affect cognitive functions like memory, attention, concentration, and the ability to learn. They use objective psychological assessments to measure the nature and severity of these impairments, providing a clear, professional assessment that informs the waiver application.

The psychologist’s report is a critical document. It not only delineates the diagnosis but also links the condition directly to the applicant’s inability to meet the requirements of the citizenship test. This connection is crucial for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to consider the waiver.

It is important to understand that each case is unique. The waiver is not granted automatically but requires a thorough and compelling presentation of evidence. This is where expert help becomes indispensable.

If you or someone you know is facing such challenges, do not lose hope. Immigration Psychology is here to help. Visit our website to learn more or contact us via phone or email for a consultation to explore how a Citizenship Examination Waiver could provide the support needed during this critical journey.