U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website.
Updated: Thursday, 14 Jun 2012, 4:25 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 14 Jun 2012, 4:25 PM EDT
(WTNH) -- The arrival of flag day included 75 modern-day immigrants becoming U.S. citizens.
Those interested in applying for naturalization will take part in a three-step process which includes an interview with a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Officer, an English test and a civics test. Though some may qualify for exemption from the tests.
During the interview, applicant's will be asked questions about their application and their background.
The English test has three components: a speaking test, a reading test, and a writing test. An USCIS officer will determine an applicant's ability to speak English during that portion of the test, and in the reading and writing tests applicant's must read and write one out of three sentences correctly.
The naturalization test is composed of 100 civics questions. Ten of those questions on the list will be asked during the interview. Applicants must answer six of those 10 questions correctly to pass the civics test.
Applicants will have two opportunities to pass the English and civics tests. Those who fail on their first interview, will be retested on the portion they failed within 90 days.