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Preparing for the Naturalization Test - Katrina S. Zafiro

Preparing for the Naturalization Test

“Naturalization” is the process by which an immigrant can become a citizen of the country in which they are living. In order to become a citizen of the United States, you will be required to complete a naturalization interview in which you will be asked questions about your application and your background. At the time of your interview, you must also take a test. The test involves reading, writing, and speaking English as well as answering civics questions about U.S. history and the U.S. government.

To pass the English section of the test, you must simply prove that you can read, write, and speak very basic English. The USCIS officer will assess your speaking ability during the eligibility interview. To prove you can write in English, you must correctly transcribe one of three sentences. To prove you can read in English, you must accurately read aloud one of three sentences.

We highly recommend studying the Reading Vocabulary List [link: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Office%20of%20Citizenship/Citizenship%20Resource%20Center%20Site/Publications/PDFs/reading_vocab.pdf ] and the Writing Vocabulary List [link: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Office%20of%20Citizenship/Citizenship%20Resource%20Center%20Site/Publications/PDFs/writing_vocab.pdf ] as much as possible before your interview.

The next part of the test is the civics test. The USCIS officer will have a list of 100 questions to choose from. The questions range from “In what month do we vote for president?” to “Name three of the original 13 states.” The USCIS officer will ask you ten of the questions. You must answer at least six correctly in order to pass the test. 

We recommend studying this [link: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Office%20of%20Citizenship/Citizenship%20Resource%20Center%20Site/Publications/100q.pdf ] list of questions as much as possible before the interview. We recommend memorizing all of the information. 

Sometimes nerves can get the better of us. You will have a second chance to take the test if you fail the test. You will get to try again within sixty to ninety days. However, if you fail again, you will have to re-apply and start over.

Your attorney can help you prepare for the naturalization test and can guide you through the rest of the naturalization process as well. At Zafiro Law, we love helping our clients become U.S. citizens. Connect with us today.

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