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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AC23 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: ●Improvements to the Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions Processing 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will propose updates to regulatory provisions designed to improve the efficiency of U.S.Citizenship and Immigration Service  processing of Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions (Form N-648) by improving customer service and responding to concerns of possible fraud and abuse.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 312.3   
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1103    8 U.S.C. 1423    8 U.S.C. 1443    8 U.S.C. 1448   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need:

The purpose of these changes is to ensure operational efficiency and integrity by addressing issues of potential fraud and other irregularities in the N-648 process.

Summary of the Legal Basis:


Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

DHS is currently considering the specific cost and benefit impacts of the proposed provisions.


Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Mark Phillips
Residence and Naturalization Division Chief
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Office of Policy and Strategy, 5900 Capital Gateway Drive, Suite 4S190,
Camp Springs, MD 20588-0009
Phone:240 721-3000