The USCIS Naturalization Interview
As part of the citizenship application, applicants are required to attend an interview with U.S. immigration services, during which an officer will go over the applicant’s application and relevant paperwork. For applicants without a language exemption, the interview will be conducted in English, and the applicant will be expected to understand the officer’s questions and answer them in English. The officer will also administer an English reading, English writing, and American civics test.
Click here for a sample video of a USCIS Naturalization interview.
Project Citizenship provides study materials to our clients to help them prepare for the naturalization interview. Although we do not offer citizenship classes, we provide referrals to organizations who host classes throughout Massachusetts.
Prepare for the Test: English Reading
The USCIS officer will give the applicant three sentences to read in English. The applicant must be able to read one of these sentences.
Sample vocabulary for the English reading test can be found here.
Prepare for the Test: English Writing
The USCIS officer will give the applicant three sentences to write in English. The applicant must be able to write one of these sentences.
Sample vocabulary for the English writing test can be found here.
Prepare for the Test: Civics Quiz
The USCIS officer will ask the applicant 10 civics questions. The applicant must be able to answer 6 out of those 10 correctly. There are 100 possible questions. Below are some sample questions. For the full list of 100 possible questions, click here.
Sample Civics Questions
Q:What is one thing that Benjamin Franklin is famous for?
A: He was a U.S. diplomat, the oldest member of the Constitutional Convention, the first Postmaster General of the United States, the writer of “Poor Richard’s Almanac,” and he started the first free libraries in America.
Q: What is an amendment?
A: A change or addition to the Constitution.
Q: How many amendments does the Constitution have?