US Citizenship Test Overview

US Citizenship Test Overview

US Immigration Bonds has been in the business of issuing bonds for family members and loved ones. If you are lucky enough to have received a green card or a visa and are now on your way to applying for naturalization, then there are a few things that you need to know before you get started. This guide is a brief overview of the US citizenship test we hope applicants find helpful.

The U.S. Citizenship test is an extremely important stepping stone to becoming a United States citizen. The test is separated into 4 distinct parts or sections; each section focusing on a different and important function of citizenship. In order to be eligible for Naturalization, you must take a U.S. citizenship test. Since the expert, nationwide immigration bail bonds specialists want you to be as prepared as possible for Naturalization, eligibility for the test is based on a few other important factors.

[1] The applicant must be 18 years or older.

[2] Must have been a permanent resident or green card holder for at least 5 years.

[3] Been in the United States physically for 30 months of the 5-year period.

[4] Have good moral character

[5] Ability to read, write and speak English

[6] Knowledge of the United States civics and government

The last two on the list comprise the US citizenship test.

Speaking Test – You will be graded by a USCIS officer during the speaking portion of the test. The officer will ask you questions during what’s called the naturalization eligibility interview. The applicant is graded on natural English ability.

Reading Test – The applicant must read aloud, one sentence of three that is given to him or her. The USCIS officer then determines if the applicants reading ability is satisfactory.

Writing Test – In this section of the US citizenship test, the applicant must write one out of three sentences in a manner the demonstrates to the USCIS officer that he or she at least a minimal proficiency in writing.

Civics – This is probably the most difficult part of the test. Applicants are tested on their knowledge of United States civics, government and history. A pool of a possible 100 questions is drafted and can be found on the USCIS government website. Out of the 100 possible questions, 10 are select at random and the applicant must answer at least 6 out of the 10 correct to pass the civics portion of the test.

Only the civics and speaking test can be retaken if the applicant fails. The applicant is given one more opportunity to take each in a period of 60 to 90 days after the initial test. US Immigration Bond recommends taking the time to study for the test. As mentioned before, there are resources online at the USCIS government website. All over the web there are more free resources and videos that can be easily access.