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Are there tests I need to take to become a U.S. citizen?

When someone comes to the United States from another country, they do so using a work visa, a student visa or are sponsored by a family member. They can stay after their visa expires if they work towards becoming a naturalized citizen in Houston, Texas. This just doesn't happen overnight. The candidate for naturalization needs to complete some things first and might wonder, are there tests I need to take to become a citizen?

When the interview occurs, which is required to become a citizen, you will be asked questions about your background. That is not the naturalization test we are speaking about in this post. You will also be required to complete and pass two tests: an English test and a civics test. There is a way that you can avoid taking these tests and that is by qualifying for a waiver or exemption.

Should you fail either test during the interview, you will be given a second chance to pass the portion of the test that you failed (either the English test or the civics test). The retake of the failed portion of the test will occur between 60 and 90 days from the date when the interview took place.

Preparing for these tests can be tricky for some. The English test will never change, but the civics test can change since there are current event questions on it. The current event questions include the president, vice president, and political party of the president.

Earning your citizenship in the United States is not an easy process. You will need all the help you can get in Houston to make it happen. Make sure you prepare well enough in advance of your naturalization tests so you can pass them on the first attempt.

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