Citizenship Test in San Jose
Preparing for the English & U.S. History Test
If you are planning to apply for citizenship, you likely know that one
part of the naturalization process is a test of English and history. At
Verma Law Firm, our San Jose immigration lawyer and team want to ensure
that our clients are prepared for this test, which is why we are happy
to offer you useful resources. There are 100 civics questions on the naturalization
test, and the civics test covers important topics in U.S. history and
During the naturalization interview, applicants will be asked up to 10
questions from the list of 100 questions in English, in which applicants
must answer correctly at least six (6) of the 10 questions to pass the
civics test in English. To prepare applicants for U.S. citizenship and
help support English language learning, USCIS now offers the
civics test questions and answers for the naturalization test in a variety of languages.
This includes the following languages:
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How Does the Citizenship Test Work?
If an applicant qualifies for the 65/20 exemption, i.e. if an applicant
is age 65 or older and has been a permanent resident for at least 20 years
at the time of filing for naturalization, then s/he will be given special
consideration regarding the civics requirement. The applicant will be
asked 10 questions from a list of 20 specially designated civics questions
from the usual list of 100 questions, and will be required to answer 6
out of 10 questions correctly. The qualifying applicant can also take
the civics test in the language of his/her choice, using an interpreter.
Certain applicants, because of age and time as a permanent resident, are
exempt from the English requirements for naturalization and may take the
civics test in the language of their choice. See
Exemptions and Special Consideration for Certain Naturalization Applicants. For additional information on U.S. citizenship and how to prepare for
the naturalization interview and test, visit
www.uscis.gov/ citizenship or call us today at (408) 560-4622 for a