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What should I know about naturalization questions?

On Behalf of | Feb 14, 2019 | adjustment of status

Foreign residents in the state of Kentucky who are exploring how to become United States citizens have likely heard about naturalization tests. If you wish to become a citizen, you can expect to be asked a certain number of civics questions during your naturalization process. To make sure you have the best chance of passing, you need to know what you will likely be asked and how best to prepare.

The U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Office (USCIS) explains that there are one hundred possible questions that you may be asked by an USCIS officer. These questions are posted on the USCIS website and are available in multiple languages. They can be viewed in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Arabic and Tagalog. However, you will not be required to answer all one hundred questions. Your USCIS officer will ask you up to ten questions and you will have to get six right to pass.

Some people may worry that the questions presented on the USCIS website will not be the ones a USCIS officer may ask. However, the USCIS website explains that this is not the case. Civics questions used on the naturalization test will not be switched out for different ones. The only thing to be on the lookout for is the fact that some questions may have different answers depending on who currently serves in political office or who is appointed to positions like the U.S. Supreme Court.

Additionally, the USCIS does more than simply list the questions. The website also provides resources to help an aspiring citizen study for and comprehend the civic questions. Many of these resources can be viewed in languages other than English. These study materials include both text and videos for the candidate to look at. Applicants can apply what they have learned through interactive practice programs and self-examinations.

If you are looking for local help in mastering your upcoming naturalization test, it is possible to look up civics classes that are provided in the Louisville area. While some citizen candidates work fine by using computer programs to learn, other candidates may benefit from being able to ask questions of a civics instructor in person.

This article is written for the purpose of providing education on adjustment of status issues and is not intended as legal advice.