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Hello,

 

My parents are in the US for 5 years as Permanent Residents. Currently we are planning to apply for citizenship (N-400). I'm not sure if they are qualified to have an interpreter (me) during the interview. But if it doable, can you please inform me how it can be done? and what/when to submit the paperwork about this?

 

Note: Based on my research, I found that G-1256 from needs to be signed before the interview and request for interpreter needs to be informed to USICS in advance. But I'm not sure about the process on how to tell USICS about the in advance about interpreter. If you can please shade some light on this, i will highly appreciate it.

 

 

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This is a medical exception?

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Yes, what is the basis for them to seek the English requirement exemption?

 

You are exempt from the English language requirement, but are still required to take the civics test if you are:

  • Age 50 or older at the time of filing for naturalization and have lived as a permanent resident (Green Card holder) in the United States for 20 years (commonly referred to as the “50/20” exception).
    OR
  • Age 55 or older at the time of filing for naturalization and have lived as a permanent resident in the United States for 15 years (commonly referred to as the “55/15” exception).

Note:

  • Even if you qualify for the “50/20” or “55/15” English language exceptions listed above, you must still take the civics test.
  • You will be permitted to take the civics test in your native language.
  • If you take the test in your native language, you must bring an interpreter with you to your interview.
  • Your interpreter must be fluent in both English and your native language.
  • If you are age 65 or older and have been a permanent resident for at least 20 years at the time of filing for naturalization, you will be given special consideration regarding the civics requirement.

For more information, see the USCIS Policy Manual Citizenship and Naturalization Guidance.
 

https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/exceptions-and-accommodations

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5 hours ago, Istiaque Hassan said:

My parents are in the US for 5 years as Permanent Residents

They do not qualify for an interpreter because they have been been LPRs long enough to qualify for the English language exemption.

 

 https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/memos/2017-17-1-RoleUseInterpreters-PM-602-0125-1.pdf#:~:text=Additionally%2C unless the interviewee qualifies,because one of the criteria
 

Additionally, unless the interviewee qualifies for an exception, the PM shall not apply to naturalization interviews because one of the criteria for establishing eligibility for naturalization includes demonstrating adequate proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking English.


https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/forms/n-400.pdf
 

 

 

13. Exemptions from the English Language Test

  1. Are you 50 years of age or older and have you lived in the United States as a lawful permanent resident for periods totaling at least 20 years at the time you file your Form N-400?
  2. Are you 55 years of age or older and have you lived in the United States as a lawful permanent resident for periods totaling at least 15 years at the time you file your Form N-400?
  3. Are you 65 years of age or older and have you lived in the United States as a lawful permanent resident for periods totaling at least 20 years at the time you file your Form N-400? (If you meet this requirement, you will also be given a simplified version of the civics test.)

 

 

5 hours ago, Istiaque Hassan said:

I'm not sure if they are qualified to have an interpreter (me)

You are not a qualified interpreter for the purposes of a  naturalization interview of your parent because you have an inherent bias.

 

Table this for 10-15 years as appropriate, and save up the money to hire an attorney to handle this.

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6 hours ago, Istiaque Hassan said:

Hello,

 

My parents are in the US for 5 years as Permanent Residents. Currently we are planning to apply for citizenship (N-400). I'm not sure if they are qualified to have an interpreter (me) during the interview. But if it doable, can you please inform me how it can be done? and what/when to submit the paperwork about this?

 

Note: Based on my research, I found that G-1256 from needs to be signed before the interview and request for interpreter needs to be informed to USICS in advance. But I'm not sure about the process on how to tell USICS about the in advance about interpreter. If you can please shade some light on this, i will highly appreciate it.

 

 

There is normally a requirement that they understand and demonstrate competency in English.

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