Becoming a U.S. citizen can be a lengthy process that requires ongoing dedication and preparation on your end. As part of the naturalization process, you will have to take a civics test.
According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a USCIS officer will ask you 10 questions in English during your naturalization interview. To pass this portion of the test, you must answer at least six of these questions correctly. The following tips can help you prepare for this important part of your naturalization interview and feel more confident going into it.
1. Use your free time to prepare
It is difficult to sit down and focus on studying. But you should use every opportunity you can to prepare for the civics test. For example, if you are hanging out with a friend, have them quiz you on some of the possible questions.
2. Obtain different study materials
There are many resources available that can help you study for the civics test. Use a multi-faceted approach that includes online resources, books and apps you can get on your phone to help you study.
3. Follow the news
Elections and other political events can impact the answers to certain questions on the civics test. Stay up to date on recent events, so you know how to answer these questions correctly.
You should also take practice tests leading up to the day of your interview. This will help you learn the material and feel more comfortable answering the questions on the day of your appointment.