Naturalization is the process of becoming a citizen of the United States. One of the steps in the process is an interview during which you meet with a government official in Texas. The interviewer will conduct a naturalization test in which he or she asks you questions relating to civics and to the English language. At the law firm of Cook Nguyen & Ressler, we understand that you may feel nervous about the citizenship test. We think that you may feel better about it if you know what to expect.
According to the United States Customs and Immigration Services, the naturalization test consists of two sections, one on the English language and one on civics. The civics portion of the test consists of 100 questions. However, you will not have to answer all of them. Instead, the interviewer will choose 10 from the list to ask you. In order to pass the test, you must completely answer at least six. If you fail either portion of the test the first time, you can take it again. Immigration officials will schedule a new interview for you between 60 and 90 days after the first one.
The USCIS publishes all the questions that may appear in the civics test, giving you a chance to study. You can access them online. The questions on the test do not change. However, the answers may change due to the outcomes of elections and governmental appointments. Therefore, it is important to make sure that you have the most up-to-date materials from which to study. More information about naturalization is available on our website.