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To complete the naturalization application, you must complete the immigration exam. The immigration exam consists of a series of ten civics and history questions, as well as an English portion, in which you have to write and read a sentence in English. A score of six out of ten is considered a passing grade for the civics/history portion. For the most part, the immigration exam is not a problem for most applicants as many take practice tests to prepare. If you are concerned about taking your immigration exam in San Diego and would like help understanding what to do and how to make sure you present the best case possible, call our office. Our immigration attorneys could help you get everything in order and make the process as smooth as possible.

Can I Take the Naturalization Exam in Another Language?

Applicants in San Diego usually have to take the immigration exam in English. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule. If an applicant is 50 years old and they have been a green card holder for 20 years, or if they are 55 years old and have been an LPR for 15 years, then they can take the exam in your own language. In these situations, the applicant must bring an interpreter who must bring an ID with them to show who they are. If someone is over 65 and they have had their green card for 20 years or more than they can take shorter tests and have an interpreter.

Medical Exemption from the Immigration Exam

To be granted a waiver, the applicant must present substantial evidence that there is a fundamental medical problem that affects their brain or body, and that this ailment prevents them from learning English or civics. Typically, this involves people who have permanent disabilities. Applicants in these situations also must provide evidence that they have been in treatment. It is a very high standard, which is not an easy waiver to receive. To obtain a medical disability for an immigration exam in San Diego, an applicant must get a doctor to certify on form N-648 that they are medically incapable of learning English sufficiently to take the exam. Additionally, the doctor has to certify the origin, the nature, and the extent of the disability. That means where did the disability come from, how severe it is, and how long pending it will be. We have had a lot of cases where people come to see us, they have had an N-648 denied because they did not do a good enough job of explaining, with a doctor’s help, what the extent of the condition is.

Speak with a San Diego Attorney About the Immigration Exam

The immigration exam in San Diego is an important part of the naturalization process as it is one of the final steps before being granted citizenship. As such, it is important to be prepared. Our dedicated attorney could help you and determine if you have a viable reason to have this requirement waived. For more information, call today.

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Navigating the maze of U.S. immigration law can be tricky for anybody, especially if English is your second language or you have unique circumstances motivating you to move here. Fortunately, if you are unsure about any areas of immigration or the naturalization process, help through an immigration lawyer (San Diego) is available at the Hacking Immigration Law LLC.

Retaining one of our dedicated San Diego immigration lawyers could help you both with USCIS and other U.S. immigration authorities. To find out how immigration attorneys could help you with your specific case, call us today to schedule a consultation.

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Does paying for premium processing on an H1B case mean I will find out sooner if our case was selected in the lottery?

Premium processing is an add-on service that USCIS offers for a variety of immigration cases, primarily in the employment-based visa categories.Premium processing costs an additional $1225 in USCIS filing fees.

What is the H-1B visa lottery and how does it work?

In 2014, USCIS received more than 172,000 H-1B visa applications on the April 1st deadline, exceeding Congress’s cap by 87,000 applications.

May an unmarried son or daughter of a lawful permanent resident keep their F2B classification after their sponsoring parent naturalizes?

The immigration laws treat the adult, unmarried children of citizens differently than the adult, unmarried children of lawful permanent residents.

What is the "newspaper of general circulation" for PERM job postings?

The Department of Labor requires employers to advertise positions that they intend to submit a PERM application on to publish the job position in the local newspaper of general circulation.

Can I Apply for Citizenship if I Lost My Green Card or It Expired?

In the past, USCIS and some immigration attorneys believed that you could not become a naturalized citizen if you did not have a valid green card (LPR) card to bring with you to your naturalization interview.

Is there such a thing as expedited removal of an immigrant and, if so, what is it?

Most people believe that removal orders or “deportation” orders only happen when you go to the immigration court and see an immigration judge. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

Does testing positive for HIV make someone inadmissible to the United States?

On January 4, 2010, the United States officially removed Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection from the list of “communicable diseases of public health significance” that make an individual ineligible for admission to the United States.

Are there any special visas for translators who assisted US forces in Afghanistan or Iraq?

Under United States immigration law, there are two Special Immigrant Visas available for Iraqi citizens or nationals who have worked for the United States.