Immigrants in Connecticut have to take a test to become citizens. You should know what to expect with that.
What are the different parts of the citizenship test?
The citizenship test consists of different parts. While you study to become a naturalized citizen of the United States, the government wants to know that you understand basic history and how the government works. You will also have to demonstrate that you can read, write and speak English.
The language test allows you to show how well you understand English. It includes parts that examine your reading, writing and oral skills. You will be asked to read certain passages out loud and write a few easy sentences. For the oral part of the test, you will have to speak while answering questions about yourself.
You don’t have to be an English expert in order to pass these parts of the test. If you have basic knowledge of the language, you will be fine.
The civics portion of the test aims to check your knowledge of the country’s history and how the government runs. Most people do fine with this part of the test, but those who have a disability that might affect their ability to understand the civics test can get a waiver.
What happens if you fail the citizenship test?
Sometimes, a person taking the citizenship test might end up failing. If this happens to you, don’t lose hope on becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States. If you fail the test, you can schedule to take it again around 60 to 90 days from the date of your original interview. When you appear for your second interview, you will be permitted to take the citizenship test again. However, if you fail a second time, your naturalization application may be denied.
Preparing for the citizenship test can help your chances of passing.