Becoming a U.S. Citizen
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service Information
Applicants for citizenship must pass an examination that contains reading and writing portions.
Components of the Exam
- Applicants are given three chances to read and write a sentence in correct English.
- A testing officer will dictate a sentence in English; applicants must be able to write the sentence.
- Applicants must read aloud a sentence in English.
- A civics exam will be administered. Applicants are required to correctly answer at least six out of ten questions chosen from a master list of 100 questions on civics and history.
Practice the Citizenship Test
- LearningExpress Library - Practice the citizenship test online as well as hundreds of academic and professional exams.
- ProCitizen - This free, self-paced preparation course is designed to help anyone prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Naturalization Test. The resource includes interactive drills, quizzes, and videos.
Helpful Citizenship Information
- Civics and Citizenship Study Materials - Flash cards, sample citizenship test questions, a Citizen's Almanac, and other materials can be downloaded from USCIS to help you study for the exam
- Guide to Naturalization - Essential information on citizenship and the naturalization process from USCIS
- Local Citizenship Classes - Current information on classes in the DFW Metroplex
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - Everything prospective citizens need, including forms, information on regulations, and educational materials
Check the Wiki for a current list of classes. Free classes are available by appointment from:
Catholic Charities of Dallas
4009 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75226
P: (214) 826-8330
The Community Information Wiki lists other locations offering classes.