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Become a U.S. Citizen

The U.S. government has many online resources to help you or a family member learn about U.S. history and complete the process to become a U.S. citizen.

National Literacy Directory

National Literacy Directory

Use the search options to find ways to reach your learning goals. Explore programs near you to improve your reading and writing, math, English, technology, and workforce skills. You can also find U.S. Citizenship programs near you.

The National Center for Families Learning, Dollar General, and ProLiteracy

Apply for Citizenship

Apply for Citizenship

Learn the 10-steps to become a U.S. citizen and find the required forms.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Explore My Options

Explore My Options

This resource helps you explore your options for residency and citizenship..

US. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Green Cards and Permanent Residence in the U.S.

Green Cards and Permanent Residence in the U.S.

Resource on how to get a Green Card to become a permanent resident, check your green card status, bring a foreign spouse to live in the U.S., and what documents you need when traveling back to the U.S.

USA.gov

Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship

Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship

A web-based learning tool that supports aspiring citizens’ efforts to prepare for the civics portion of the naturalization test. Also definitions for key terms and transcriptions of each narration.

Smithsonian Museum of American History; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

The USCIS Naturalization Interview and Test Video

The USCIS Naturalization Interview and Test Video

A 16-minute overview video of the naturalization process, testing requirements, and naturalization interview.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Understanding Commands for the Naturalization Interview

Understanding Commands for the Naturalization Interview

This listening activity has commands that may be used during the naturalization interview. Includes self-study flash cards and a practice exercise.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

A Promise of Freedom

A Promise of Freedom

A 12-minute film on the history and founding of our nation and the important rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship. Also with Spanish and Chinese captions; and a discussion booklet (English only).

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Preparing for the Naturalization Test: A Pocket Study Guide

Preparing for the Naturalization Test: A Pocket Study Guide

This pocket study guide contains the list of 100 civics questions and answers for the naturalization test as well as the English reading and writing vocabulary.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Learn About the United States: Quick Civics Lessons

Learn About the United States: Quick Civics Lessons

Study booklet containing short lessons based on each of the 100 civics questions and answers on the naturalization test.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Civics Questions for the 65/20 Exemption

Civics Questions for the 65/20 Exemption

If an applicant is age 65 or older and has been a permanent resident for at least 20 years at the time of filing for naturalization, he or she should study this list of questions and answers.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Civics Practice Test

Civics Practice Test

A practice test to test knowledge of U.S. history and government.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Civics Flash Cards for the Naturalization Test

Civics Flash Cards for the Naturalization Test

Flash cards containing each of the 100 civics (history and government) questions and answers on the naturalization test.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Becoming a U.S. Citizen: An Overview of the Naturalization Process

Becoming a U.S. Citizen: An Overview of the Naturalization Process

This video provides an overview of the naturalization process including where to find immigration information and the requirements for obtaining U.S. citizenship.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

100 Civics Questions and Answers for the Naturalization Test

100 Civics Questions and Answers for the Naturalization Test

Official list of civics questions and answers for the naturalization test.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Writing Vocabulary Flash Cards

Writing Vocabulary Flash Cards

Easy-to-use flash cards containing vocabulary words to help study for the English writing portion of the naturalization test.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Writing Test Vocabulary List

Writing Test Vocabulary List

Official list of vocabulary for the English writing portion of the naturalization test.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Vocabulary for the Naturalization Interview: Self-Test 2

Vocabulary for the Naturalization Interview: Self-Test 2

This reading and listening activity has words and phrases that you may read on the Application for Naturalization, Form N-400, or hear during the naturalization interview.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Vocabulary for the Naturalization Interview: Self-Test 1

Vocabulary for the Naturalization Interview: Self-Test 1

This reading activity has words and phrases that you may read on the Application for Naturalization, Form N-400, or hear during the naturalization interview.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Reading Vocabulary Flash Cards

Reading Vocabulary Flash Cards

Easy-to-use flash cards containing vocabulary words to help study for the English reading portion of the naturalization test.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Reading Test Vocabulary List

Reading Test Vocabulary List

Official list of vocabulary for the English reading portion of the naturalization test.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service

The Charters of Freedom

The Charters of Freedom

Learn about the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights.

National Archives and Records Administration

Share America

Share America

Explore American culture and news through short lessons.

U.S. Department of State