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My grandma is 78 years old and she has a green card. I'm trying to get her US citizenship but the problem is she doesn't speak, read or write any english. Moreover, she is illiterate in her original language which makes it even worse. I know that I can apply a medical exemption for her (form N-648) because she has few medical conditions but I don't know how much these conditions can help her to get the US citizenship test exemption. The medical conditions she has are high blood pressure, knee arthritis, meningioma(non cancerous tumor), cataracts... Her general doctor filled out form N-648 but only wrote that her knee arthritis can prevent her from going to english learning center to learn english.. Do you think what the doctor wrote is sufficient for N-648 to be approved?

Thank you very much

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

Did you read the instructions for the form? I just read through them and it looks like arthritis is not going to meet their expectations since she can learn english at home from tv or computers... It says it has to be SERIOUS DEBILITATING conditions to be exempted, serious learning disabilitys, genetic nerve issues that cause developmental issuse and speach / memory problems. Things like that, I have arthritis in my knees and hands and fingers yet I still work and do erands and live with medication. Its possible the cataracts can be on the waiver and work because she would have limited vision for reading and seeing things but she can still listen to virbal things for teaching.

Heres the instructions it has some examples in it that you can read over maybe it can help you better. Page 2 has the examples of sufficiant and insuficant applications for the form. USCIS N648 instructions Link

It also says that the explinations of the issues need to be very detailed not just short explinations as to what they are.

Maybe someone else has personal experience but thats what I could find for you. Hope you can find a way to make it work.

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how long has your grandmother been a LPR?

I know she can request a translator, but I am fuzzy about the details.

N-400 Naturalization Timeline

06/28/11 .. Mailed N-400 package via Priority mail with delivery confirmation

06/30/11 .. Package Delivered to Dallas Lockbox

07/06/11 .. Received e-mail notification of application acceptance

07/06/11 .. Check cashed

07/08/11 .. Received NOA letter

07/29/11 .. Received text/e-mail for biometrics notice

08/03/11 .. Received Biometrics letter - scheduled for 8/24/11

08/04/11 .. Walk-in finger prints done.

08/08/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Placed in line for interview scheduling

09/12/11 .. Received Yellow letter dated 9/7/11

09/13/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Interview scheduled

09/16/11 .. Received interview letter

10/19/11 .. Interview - PASSED

10/20/11 .. Received text/email: Oath scheduled

10/22/11 .. Received OATH letter

11/09/11 .. Oath ceremony

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