My mother is 77-year old. She wants to become an U.S. citizen; however, I don't think she will be able to pass the test because she forgets everything.
The first thing that you need to look at is exactly what test your mother needs to take. There is a special shorter test for applicants over the age of 65 and those who have reached certain ages and been residents for a certain period of time can take the test in their native language.
if your mother has a medical condition which prevents her from memorizing the information needed to pass the test, she can apply for a medical waiver. This must be done in conjunction with the filing of her application for naturalization and will require certifications from her treating physicians. It is a complicated process can be done if handled appropriately. I suggest you schedule a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney who can review your mother's situation and advise you as to the options available to her.
While i don't know all of the circumstances present in your mother's life and I am assuming she actually is eligible for citizenship, I will say that the N-400 "Application for Naturalization," does allow for a waiver of the English and U.S. civics and history requirements based on disability or impairment.
Your mother should definitely consult with a reputable immigration attorney before filing an application for more guidance.
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