Are applicants tested on their knowledge of U.S. history and civics?
Yes. Naturalization applicants must also demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the history and government of the US. This is done by asking the applicant a number of questions from a standard list of 100 questions. Generally, people who are exempt from the English language requirement are not exempt from this requirement. These individuals, however, may use an interpreter during the examination. Those exempt from the civics requirement include those, who are physically or mentally unable to comply. Also, applicants who are over age sixty-five and have been permanent residents for at least 20 years are given an easier test, having to answer only six questions correctly from a list of 25. What is meant by the good moral character requirement? The five years immediately preceding the application are closely examined, and certain criminal offenses during this period will automatically preclude a finding of good moral character. The applicant’s entire life can also be examined. Do I