The Citizenship Test
Perhaps one of the most intimidating components of the naturalization process is the citizenship test, which gauges applicants' knowledge and understanding of United States history, government and the legal system. The test often contains information that many native born U.S. citizens don’t even know, believe it or not. Proper preparation is essential to passing this important part of the citizenship application process. While this section will not prepare you for the substance of the test, it does offer resources to help applicants prepare for the citizenship test, including a list of typical citizenship examination questions and an overview of what to expect on the test.
- What to Expect on the Naturalization Test
A guide to the types of tests included in the naturalization process. Learn about the language test, the civics test, what happens if you fail a test, and how to get legal help with the naturalization process.
- Requirements for Applying for Citizenship in the United States
A list of requirements for foreign-born individuals who wish to become U.S. citizens. Learn about the different steps of the citizenship process, including the application, interview, and swearing-in ceremony.
- Citizenship FAQ
A collection of common questions about becoming a naturalized citizen. Find answers to your questions about the naturalization process, how to file a naturalization application, what to do if your application is denied, and more.
- Typical Citizenship Examination Questions
A comprehensive list of questions the examiner may ask you during your citizenship interview. Use these questions and answers to help organize your studying for the naturalization test.
- U.S. Citizenship & Naturalization Overview
An introduction to U.S. citizenship and naturalization. In this article, you’ll find information on the bases for citizenship, the criteria for naturalization, the benefits of citizenship, the responsibilities of citizenship, and more.
- Naturalization Requirements: Waivers & Exceptions
Not everyone has to go through the typical citizenship process. Learn about the path to citizenship for U.S. military service members and other exceptions to the general rules for becoming a U.S. citizen.