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What should you expect on the naturalization test?

| Oct 28, 2019 | Naturalization/Citizenship

When living in Colorado and seeking citizenship or naturalization, there are certain processes that you have to go through. One of the many hurdles you will face is the naturalization test, which can determine whether or not you are able to become a naturalized citizen.

The purpose of the naturalization test is to check the test-taker’s ability to read, speak, and write in English. Additionally, you will face a civics test. This will test your knowledge on the history and government of the country.  This test will be completed during an interview you schedule at a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office.

The test for language proficiency is done to see how well you will be able to take part in economic or social aspects of the country. You don’t need to be bilingual, as basic proficiency is considered enough. Still, it is suggested to take English lessons before taking the test if the language is something you struggle with.

The U.S. civics test may be waived in the case of an impairment that makes it hard for you to understand or absorb this knowledge. If you are over 65 or have been living in the country for 20 years or more, you mas also be exempt. Everyone else must be prepared to answer basic civics questions such as writing down the Bill of Rights or the first ten presidents.

If you are interested in learning more about the naturalization test for the United States or other aspects of the naturalization process, consider visiting our web page on naturalization and citizenship, linked here.