TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Do you think you could pass the U.S. naturalization test?
For those who were born in the U.S., there was no test required to claim the benefits of being an American citizen.
However, if you weren't born in the U.S., you must pass a naturalization test that will include both a English and civic test in order to be an American citizen.
You would also be required to sit through an interview and answer questions about your application and your background.
To be able to take the test you must meet the following requirements:
General Eligibility Requirements
- Be at least 18 years old at the time you file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.
- Be a permanent resident (have a “Green Card”) for at least 5 years.
- Demonstrate continuous residence in the United States for at least 5 years immediately before the date you file Form N-400.
- Show that you have been physically present in the United States for at least 30 months out of the 5 years immediately before the date you file Form N-400.
- Show that you have lived for at least 3 months in the state or USCIS district where you apply. Students may apply for naturalization either where they go to school or where their family lives (if they are still financially dependent on their parents).
- Be a person of good moral character.
- Demonstrate an attachment to the principles and ideals of the U.S. Constitution.
- Be able to read, write, and speak basic English.
- Have a basic understanding of U.S. history and government (civics).
- Take an oath of allegiance to the United States.
As far as the test is concerned, there is no multiple choice. Instead, a USCIS officer will ask you up to 10 questions from the list of 100 questions in English.
You must answer correctly 6 of the 10 questions to pass the civics test.
We've put together a mini quiz below. Can you pass?
Take the official practice test here.
These and other citizenship resources for immigrants, educators, and organizations are available on the Citizenship Resource Center website.