Questions on the U.S. citizenship test on the rise

Cover of the questionnaire in English for the US citizenship test.
photo VD: Milagro Orellana.
By Anayansi Rivas

The United States Citizenship Immigration Service (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS in English) extended the number of questions to apply for United States citizenship, From this one 1 from December to 2020.

Now to take the oral exam you must study 128 questions and the migration agent will ask you 20 questions, the interviewee must answer correctly 12 to approve the exam.

Previously the exam consisted of 100 questions, the USCIS official formulated 10 questions and those should answer 6 correctly to be approved.

Reviewing the questionnaire it is observed that the geography questions about oceans, rivers and states disappeared from the test.

The new questionnaire is based more on politics, The congress, the Supreme Court and the presidency.

Here are some eligibility requirements to obtain US citizenship.

Be older than 18 years of age when filing Form N-400, known as Application for Naturalization.

Have permanent residence (have the green card or Green Card in English) during 5 minimum years.

Present evidence that you have lived during 3 minimum months in the state or district of the United States Citizenship and Immigration service (USCIS for its acronym in English).

Demonstrate continuous residence in the United States for 5 years prior to the filing date of form N-400

Prove that you have been physically in the United States at least 30 months of 5 years prior to the date of filing form N-400.

Be able to read, write and speak basic English.

Have a basic understanding of the history and government of the United States (civility) and be a person of good moral character.

The cost per application to apply for the US citizenship test is $640.00 as published by the page https://www.uscis.gov/es/archivo/nuestras-tarifas