The requirements to be exempt from the English language requirement are the following:
You Are Exempt From The English Language Requirement, But Are Still Required To Take The Civics Test If You Are:
- Age 50 or older at the time of filing for naturalization and have lived as a permanent resident (green card holder) in the United States for 20 years (commonly referred to as the “50/20” exception). OR
- Age 55 or older at the time of filing for naturalization and have lived as a permanent resident in the United States for 15 years (commonly referred to as the “55/15” exception). Note:
Even if you qualify for the English language exceptions listed above, you must still take the civics test. You will be permitted to take the civics test in your native language."
You can find more information here: Exceptions & Accommodations
If you have a physical or developmental disability or mental impairment that impedes you from learning, you may not have to take any tests. You can find more information here: N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions