In order to become a United States citizen, you must pass a naturalization test. There are multiple parts to this test. For example, you will undergo an interview before your application for citizenship is approved, and you will need to answer questions about your background and the information provided on your application. You will also need to take a test in both civics and in English, unless you qualify for a waiver or an exemption.
A failure to pass the naturalization test can affect your citizenship status. A failure of any portion of the test means that you must retake that portion within 60 to 90 days from your initial interview by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). You have just two chances to take the English and civics tests and just two opportunities to answer questions in English related to your background and naturalization application.
Understanding what to expect on the test and preparing for it properly is important so you do not do anything to jeopardize the naturalization process and your efforts to become a U.S. citizen. A Maryland U.S. citizenship test attorney at Miranda & Weisman can help you understand your test applications, to prepare for your test, or to determine if you qualify for a waiver or exemption. Call today to speak with an attorney about how we can help with the naturalization process so you can become a U.S. citizen. You can call us by dialing 410-321-4994.
USCIS may ask you a number of questions at your naturalization interview including questions about your:
You must answer questions and provide information that matches what was included on your application. You typically must answer questions in English and must be able to both read and write in English.
To demonstrate your proficiency with the English language, you will need to correctly read aloud at least one of three sentences. The sentences focus on topics related to history and civics. You will also need to correctly write one of three sentences to prove you know how to write in English.
Your civics test is also fundamentally important to your citizenship application. There are 100 civics questions on the test to become a U.S. citizen. You will be asked approximately 10 questions from this list of 100 during your naturalization interview. You have to correctly answer at least six of 10 questions.
USCIS provides study materials, and your attorney can help you prepare for your naturalization interview.
At Miranda & Weisman, we know how frightening it can be to undergo a USCIS interview when so much is riding on it and your whole future seems at stake. Our goal is to ensure that your naturalization process goes as smoothly as possible and that you are prepared and ready to get the U.S. citizenship status you’ve been dreaming of.
Call today to speak with a member of our legal team and learn more about how we can help you. You can contact us online, or call 410-321-4994.