What Are Citizenship Interview Questions?


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According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, the citizenship interview includes questions about the applicant's background and her citizenship application. It also includes an English and a civics test.

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In the course of the citizenship interview, the applicant must demonstrate an ability to read, write and speak English. During the reading and writing portions of the test, she must read aloud and write one out of three sentences correctly. Study materials, including reading and writing vocabulary words, are available at USCIS.gov.

During the civics portion of the test, the applicant answers ten questions, and answer at least six of them correctly to pass. A list of 100 questions are available at USCIS.gov. The ten civics questions come from the 100 questions provided there, making the site an effective study tool. If the applicant fails any portion of the citizenship test, she may take that portion a second time. The applicant has 60 to 90 days to retake any portions failed. The resources provided by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website are designed to set the applicant up for success in her interview. Additional details about free information sessions and citizenship classes designed to help prepare for the interview are also available on USCIS.gov.

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