What do I need to bring for a N-648 Assessment for the Waiver?
1. Please bring your Green Card, Social Security Card, ID any medical records if you have them and if you have insurance your medical card.
2. I will first check that you are eligible for naturalization based on the date you have been a Permanent Resident. (Most refugees, asylee and immigrants need to have been a Permanent Resident for four years and 9 months before they are eligible for naturalization. An immigrant sponsored by a married US citizen can apply in 3 years after becoming a permanent resident. Please check the USCIS website: websitehttp://www.uscis.gov/sites under N-400 for more information about eligibility.)
What is involved in this assessment?
1. I use the same procedure for all N-648 assessments regardless of the nationality of your homeland however the psychological and cognitive test used may vary based on your specific situation.The assessment process usually takes three 60 minute sessions.
2. I will ask you a variety of questions about your history in your homeland, immigrating, working, education and employment both in your homeland and in the United States and your medical history.
3. I have two culturally appropriate psychological evaluations and four plus cognitive evaluations. Most of the assessment consists of those tests. Your responsibility is to do the best you can on the tests.
4. Often these tests are emotionally taxing. I promise to help you deal with any emotions that occur during the testing an supply you with therapeutic techniques to deal with any emotional reaction that may occur after you leave the office
5. If the test results indicate that you are unable to learn English or American Civics I will complete the N-648 and go over the results with you.
6. If the test results are inconclusive I will refer you to a neuropsychologist for more extensive cognitive testing or ask you to apply for naturalization without a waiver
7. I will explain the next steps towards naturalization