Taking the citizenship test is a big deal, and it’s critically important that you prepare as much as you can. But where do you start? In this post, we’ll go over Attorney Eric Price’s recommend apps and online resources for preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Test.
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Android & iOS Citizenship Preparation Apps
The top apps to prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Test are:
- Official USCIS Civics Test Study App— USCIS provides the 2008 civics test as a practice test. You can take this online test as many times as you’d like to test your knowledge of the U.S. government and history. The test is available in English and Spanish. But, it’s important to note that the actual test is in English, so it’s best to take the English version of the practice test so you can get acclimated to answering in English. The official app also contains a study guide with answers and provides links for answers that are subject to change, like Speaker of the House and State Governor positions.
- S. Citizenship Test Questions— This app is available in the Apple Store and provides a fun and engaging way to prepare to pass the theory test. It contains 100 questions from every topic, including Principles of American Democracy and /Geography. This app also provides a mock exam.
- Citizenship Study Guide — This comprehensive study tool is available for iOS and Android. The content is constantly updated and offers one of the most comprehensive study guides on the market.
- Citizen Now — This appprovides all 128 questions from 2020 and 100 questions from the 2008 versions of the Civics Tests in one spot. This app allows users to personalize as they go by marking questions they need to review or areas for improvements. It also provides flashcards and reading and writing tests to allow you to prepare for all components of the Civics Test.
Best Online Study Tools For Immigrants
Now we’ll go over some more resources immigrants can use to prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Test.
- Official USCIS Study Tools — In addition to past test versions, USCIS provides other study tools for the citizenship test, including free reading vocabulary flashcards, writing vocabulary flashcards, and a list of vocabulary words to know before you take the test.
- CitizenPath — This websiteprovides flashcards, questions and answers, and a practice test for people to review before the test. The site also provides a plethora of information on the test and
- American History — The National Museum of American History and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services provides free citizenship test prep, including 100 questions and answers from past naturalization tests, the chance for users to test themselves, transcripts available of each lesson, a word list with definitions.
- Civics Questions — This websiteoffers a free 100-question practice test. Once you answer the question, the correct answer is shown to allow you to practice. If you choose the wrong answer, a quick text box pops up that easily explains why the answer was what it was.
For more information on the U.S. Citizenship Test, read the answers to the following frequently asked questions:
How Can I Become A U.S. Citizen?
To apply to become a U.S. citizen through naturalization, you must:
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Have been a lawful permanent resident for the past three to five years, depending on which naturalization category you apply under.
- Have a continuous residence and physical presence in the country.
- Demonstrate good moral character.
- Have the ability to read, write, and speak English.
- Have knowledge and understanding of U.S. history and government.
- Show loyalty to the principles of the U.S. Constitution
- Be willing to take the Oath of Allegiance.
How Do I Sign Up For The U.S. Citizenship Test?
When it’s time for your naturalization interview, you will be asked about your application and background. Then, you will take a naturalization test that comprises two parts:
- English test — Test your ability to read, write, and speak basic English.
- Civics test — Test your knowledge of U.S. government and history.
How Long Does It Take To Become Naturalized?
It can take up to two years to become a naturalized citizen. Here’s an average to expect to wait along every step of the naturalization journey:
- Processing time after you submit your naturalization application: 14.5 months
- Attending the citizenship interview and exam: 4 months
- Decision on your citizenship application: 0-4 months
- Taking the Oath of Allegiance and receiving your Certificate of Naturalization: 0–1.5 months
Can I Reapply For Naturalization?
Unless you are given an exemption, you will have two chances to pass the English and civics exams. If you fail both attempts, you can be retested during a new interview for the portion you failed between 60 to 90 days after your initial interview.
There is no limit to the number of times you can reapply for naturalization. But, you will have to pay the filing fee for every Form N-400 you submit.
What Can I Do If The USCIS Denies My Application?
If USCIS denies your application for citizenship or any type of visa, it’s critically important to contact an immigration attorney. Your immigration attorney will help find out why you were denied and what you can do to be approved the next time. If you were denied because you failed a test, our team can help you prep for your next test by guiding you through the best study guides and ensuring you understand all elements of the government and U.S. history that you’ll be tested on.
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