Commonly Asked Questions About the Naturalization Process
New Resources released in connection with Constitution Day and Citizenship Day!
USCIS is pleased to announce the following new resources are now available:
A More Perfect Union: The USCIS Civics Test Guide to the Monuments and Memorials on the National Mall (PDF, 2.66 MB)
is a series of 13 interactive resources that allows applicants to learn about the individuals and events represented by the monuments and memorials in Washington, DC, while studying for the naturalization civics test. The Civics Test Guide to Constitution Gardens is the first in the series to be released, and it highlights the naturalization civics test questions relating to the principles and structures of government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens that are identified in the U.S. Constitution.
National Park Service Expedition Series
(Video) - Developed for students by the National Parks Service, this fun and informative five-part video series explores the history and significance of Ellis Island.
USCIS has developed responses to several frequently asked questions related to the naturalization process and interview and test.
Do I need a lawyer to apply for U.S. citizenship?
Does USCIS publish the naturalization test questions?
Does USCIS make frequent changes to the questions on the naturalization test?
Will I be asked all of the civics questions during the naturalization interview?
Because my Green Card allows me to travel between the United States and my home country, can I live in both places until I am ready to apply for citizenship?
Will USCIS approve my Form N-400 naturalization application once I pass the reading, writing, and civics portions of the naturalization test?
Can I legally change my name while my naturalization application is pending?
Do I need to bring original documents such as birth and marriage certificates to the naturalization interview?
When should I submit Form N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions?
How will I know what the decision is on the Form N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions, I submitted?
What should I do if I have already applied for naturalization and my Permanent Resident Card, also known as “Green Card,” is expiring?
If I fail a portion of the naturalization test, when will I be retested?
How many times can I apply for naturalization?
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