What you need to know in order

What you need to know in order to pass the US citizenship test 

Becoming naturalized as a US citizen will require you having an interview and writing a test. Check out what you’ll need to know below.

What you need to know in order

We chatted to the  experts at The Law Offices of Grant Kaplan about some of what is required before you can become naturalized.

You will sit through an interview with a US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Officer during which you will be asked questions about your application and your background.

Unless you qualify for an exemption or waiver, you will need to take an English and civics test.

The English test

The English test has three components, namely, reading, writing and speaking. There are practice tests and study materials available for these tests online.

Your ability to speak English is a requirement and your level of speaking will be assessed by a USCIS Officer during your interview. You will also be asked to read some English sentences to reveal your English reading ability. The English writing component requires you to write out some English sentences correctly.

The civics test

The civics test will test your knowledge of important US government topics and US history. There are also study materials and practice tests available online for this component of the test.

There are 100 civics questions on the naturalization test but you will only be asked up to 10 of these questions, six of which you need to answer correctly.

What if you fail the test?

You will be given two opportunities to complete the English and civics tests per naturalization application. If you fail any portion of the test during your first interview, you will be retested on the part of the test you failed between 60 and 90 days from the date of your initial interview.

Grant Kaplan is an Immigration lawyer based in Florida who has helped thousands of families and business people make the move into the States. The Law Offices of Grant Kaplan provide a full immigration service for all visa categories. Tel +1 561 347 8440 or email grant@gkaplanlaw.com 

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