What level of English should I have for the citizenship test?

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We know that the exam to obtain American citizenship is an important requirement that can make us nervous and cause us stress, even more so if we are not sure about our English level.

That’s why, at Quiroga Law Office, PLLC, we tell you what you need to know about the level of English required to approve the citizenship exam.

What level of English do I need to pass the exam?

You may think that to pass the citizenship test you must be almost bilingual or have a very high level of English. But that’s not the case.

For your peace of mind, your level of English doesn’t need to be perfect, but it should be enough to communicate correctly.

In other words, to pass the test you need some basic language skills that allow you to communicate in everyday contexts.

What questions should I answer in English?

To obtain your citizenship, first of all, you will have an interview where you will answer questions about the information in your application and your background.

Then, you will have to present a test focused on your handling and understanding of the language to communicate correctly.

In addition, it is also necessary to take a civic exam on the history and government of the United States.

What is the English test about?

The English test has three parts. First, you will have a conversation about a topic with the immigration officer in charge of your case.

In the second part, you will need to prove that you can read correctly. For that, you will need to read a few sentences, as directed by the immigration officer.

Finally, the officer will say out loud a phrase in English, which you will need to write correctly.

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Remember that at Quiroga Law Office, PLLC, we are willing to help you. Contact us. Our team of lawyers will take care of your case and will be with you throughout the process.

Request a consultation here or call us, (509) 498-3485.