Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers Discuss the Citizenship Test

To become a citizen of the United States, applicants must first pass the “Citizenship” or “Naturalization” test.  This is an oral exam where the test taker must answer six out of ten questions about U.S. civics correctly to pass.  The test questions are randomly pulled from a set of 100 questions used by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  The individual taking the test has no idea what questions will be asked, and there are no multiple choice answers.  The applicants must study all 100 questions to prepare for the test. For a practice test, click here.

Ninety-two percent of those seeking U.S. citizenship pass the Naturalization test.  Surprisingly, only 65% of American-born citizens could pass the Naturalization test in a random telephone survey conducted by the Center for the Study of the American Dream at Xavier University in Cincinnati.  Out of the 1,023 people surveyed, 358 of them were unable to answer six out of ten questions correctly.  Even though 77% of those surveyed said they believed every American should be able to pass the Naturalization test, the survey indicated that Americans are almost 30% more likely to fail the test than those seeking citizenship.

Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers at Surin & Griffin, P.C. can Help You with All of Your Immigration and Naturalization Issues

If you or someone you know is seeking citizenship in the United States, the experienced and dedicated Philadelphia immigration and naturalization attorneys at Surin & Griffin, P.C. can help you navigate through the array of paperwork and necessary requirements.  Our naturalization attorneys are a multi-lingual legal team that understands how confusing and stressful the naturalization process can be, especially when English is not your native language. Call us today at 215-925-4435 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation.  Located in the heart of center city Philadelphia, our office is easily accessible by car, bus, train, and subway.