Information about immigration issues and resources.
Immigration and Naturalization: Information for Providers
The following information is provided to help health care providers deal with medical topics related to immigration issues.
March 2015: The National Partnership of Community Training (NPCT) held a webinar providing information about the criteria and process for seeking disability exceptions for citizenship. They are sharing their Information Guide which addresses the general requirements of Form N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions from a legal, medical and psychological perspective.
Completing the N-648 form
- What is an N-648 and why do I have to do it?
- Why do many immigrants need to become U.S. citizens in order to continue receiving needed benefit?
- Who is eligible for a disability waiver?
- Suggestions and examples regarding the completion of the N-648 form, with a link to the current forms
- Special circumstances:
- Can an elderly applicant qualify for an N-648 on the basis of old age alone?
- What if my patient is illiterate in his/her native language?
- Can an applicant qualify for an N-648 on the basis of a physical disability?
- What about effects of medication?
- What is an oath waiver? When does an oath waiver need to be complete
Codes to be considered when completing the form
Glossaries of Terms Used
Refugees & Immigrants: Useful Terms & Concepts: David Roesel MD
Definitions of Terms Association of Refugee Health Coordinators.
- Refugee Health Section - EthnoMed
- Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants
Nov 2015, New from USCIS: A comprehensive guide with information for new immigrants, now available in 14 languages for free download.
- U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
- UNHCR Resettlement Handbook, Revised July 2011 edition