Preparing for US immigration citizen test

When someone originally from another country decides to settle in Louisiana or another part of the United States, they may arrive with several goals in mind. In addition to finding employment and a place to live, taking the oath of naturalization might also be a primary goal. The U.S. citizenship test is not a test that can easily be passed without studying. Even someone born and raised in this country may have to study to do well on certain portions of the test. Knowing what to expect can help.

There are 2 main parts to the US immigration naturalization test

To become a naturalized U.S. citizen, an immigrant must possess certain knowledge and be able to demonstrate specific skills. The test includes two main parts: an English test and a civics test.  Both portions must be passed to be eligible to take the oath for citizenship.

Basic overview of both parts of the citizenship test

The English portion of the test determines whether an individual can speak, understand, read and write English. The test administrator asks the participant to read three sentences aloud in English. The participant will also be given three sentences to write in English. To pass, one out of each set of three answers must be correct.

The civics portion of the test is conducted orally. The interviewer asks at least 10 questions from a list of 100 questions. To pass, at least six questions must be answered correctly. These questions pertain to basic facts regarding U.S. history, as well as the structure and function of the U.S. Government. There are several exemptions available to attain citizenship without taking the test, which a person can learn more about by seeking guidance from someone a U.S. immigration law attorney.