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What to Expect from the American Citizenship Test


Congratulations are in order if you have made it to the point where you are ready to take the American citizenship test. Citizenship is within the reach of your fingertips. The American citizenship test marks the last step, outside of taking the oath, that is necessary to officially become a brand new citizen of the United States with all of the benefits and protections that come along with that status.

Feeling excited about being in a position to take the test is understandable. Feeling nervous about what to expect and passing is also quite normal. Knowing what you are up against might take some of the mystery and unknown out of the test and help calm your nerves.

If you would like assistance preparing for the American citizenship test and help with any issues related to U.S. immigration, please reach out to an Atlanta immigration attorney at Shirazi Immigration Law Inc. today.

Taking the American Citizenship Test 

It is essential that when you take the American citizenship test, you pass.

The test will be administered by a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officer. There will be two parts to the test. These are:

  1. The civic education test is done orally. For this test, questions will be selected and given to you to answer. You will pass if you can get at least 60% of the questions you are given right.
  2. A three-part test that will encompass your grasp of the English language orally, through writing, and by reading.

Exceptions to taking the test may exist for individuals who have a certain disability or who are of a certain age.

When sitting for the American citizenship test, you will be administered either one of two versions. One version will have 20 questions, and to pass, 12 questions must be answered correctly. The other version only has ten questions; with this test, six questions must be answered correctly. The questions will range from American history to American government.

If you speak Spanish and are more comfortable taking your test in Spanish, there is a Spanish language version available. But, only to those who qualify. If you are able to take the Spanish language version, you may be required to have an interpreter with you. Additionally, if you are able to take the Spanish language version of the exam, you may also be given study resources and aids written in Spanish to help you prepare for the test.

Speak to an Immigration Attorney in Atlanta Today 

Working through the process, putting in the time, and following the rules have gotten you to the point of being able to take your U.S. citizenship test. If you pass, you are on your way to becoming an American citizen. Passing is the goal, but if you do not pass, you can retake the entire test or a portion of it in the future.

It is important to study and prepare for your test, just as it is crucial to stay calm when you are taking it. Passing on the first attempt is desirable, but if that does not happen, you may try again.

For a consultation to discuss your needs and case, please call an Atlanta, GA, immigration lawyer, Shirazi Immigration Law Inc., today at 404-523-3611.



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