You might know more than you think.
You can study for the test in 3 parts.
SPOKEN: A USCIS official evaluates your verbal command of the language during the interview.
WRITTEN: You'll be given three sentences to read and three sentences to write. You only have to get one in each category right.
CIVICS: You'll take a 10-question written test about history, geography, and laws. You only have to get 6 questions right.
If you've been in the U.S. long enough to naturalize, there's a good chance you've picked up enough English to make it through the citizenship interview. And if you're reading this, you shouldn't have a problem with the test.
But if you're worried about your English proficiency levels, find a native English speaker to practice with. Practice listening to one English sentence at a time and writing it down. Study the questions again and again.
Remember: we believe in you. You're not a stranger to hard work ; you immigrated to this country. Some studying now means an easier test later - and decades worth of citizenship benefits to enjoy.
Practice by taking (or making) opportunities to speak English in your daily life.
Download and study these vocabulary words.
There are 100 questions that could appear on the test. Download all of them here and start learning or reviewing the answers.
You might not have to take the test.
You don't have to take the English parts of the test if you're 50 or older and have had a green card for 20 years, or if you're 55 or older and have had a green card for at least 15 years. If you meet these requirements, you can take the civics test in your native language. If you're 65 or older and have had a green card for more than 20 years, you may not have to take the civcis test at all.
If you have a disability, you likely qualify for certain accomodations, such as more time.
Click the icon to be directed to an online practice test in English or Spanish. Take it as many tines as you want.
You get a second chance.
If you don't pass a portion of the test, you can try again 60-90 days later. You only have to retake the portion of the test that you didn't pass the first time.