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How should you prepare for your naturalization test?

On Behalf of | Jan 6, 2021 | Citizenship |

If you have been in the United States for years, you may want to become a naturalized citizen. The process of naturalization ends with a test.

You will have to demonstrate proficiency in English and an understanding of the American government. Passing the test requires preparation, although you can potentially retake it if you fail it the first time you try.

How can you prepare to pass the test and finally become a naturalized citizen?

Language practice can occur anywhere

The test requires that you answer questions in written English and also complete an interview to test your verbal skills. You can practice your English skills every day by living and working around English-speaking people.

You can get more practice by using apps or study books to help better learn the language. There may be classes available both online and in person, as well as support and study groups that can help you become proficient in English.

You only need to know the answers to 128 questions about government

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) tries to be as transparent as possible regarding their testing practices. You will have to answer 20 questions on civics, and you will need to get at least 12 of them right to pass. However, there are only 128 total questions that the USCIS draws from to create this test. You can study directly from their list of questions or use study tools. There are courses and books, both free and paid, available online to assist in your test preparation.

Preparing for the test can be a critical final step toward naturalized citizenship. If you encounter issues before reaching this final step, an experienced attorney can help.


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