USCIS App Helps Naturalization Applicants Study for Civics Test

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a smartphone app to assist those who are studying to take the civics portion of the naturalization test. The app, which is called USCIS: Civics Test Study Tools, is available for both Apple and Android devices.


One of the requirements for a lawful permanent resident (LPR or “green card” holder) to naturalize and become a U.S. citizen, is that one usually must first pass a test of U.S. civics and history. To pass this test, the applicant must answer at least six-out-of-ten questions correctly, which are selected at random from a pool of 100 possible questions. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has all 100 questions posted online, along with various study tools, including this new app.

App Features

In the USCIS: Civics Test Study Tools app, the questions are presented in the format of a multiple-choice test. The USCIS cautions that, unlike the app, when the real test is administered, it is not multiple-choice, and is conducted as an oral exam. All 100 possible questions are available in the app. The app is available in both English and Spanish.


The USCIS has taken steps to make it easier for qualifying LPRs to apply for naturalization. Those interested in becoming U.S. citizens should take advantage of the various available tools to help ensure that the application is ultimately approved.


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