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

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:

Alternatives:

Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

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

Risks:

Timetable:
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
Chief, Residence and Naturalization Division
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Office of Policy and Strategy, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20529
Phone:202 272-8377
Email: mark.phillips@uscis.dhs.gov