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El Paso Citizenship Application

Meeting eligibility requirements

The law office of Garcia & Rebe can help you through the naturalization process. Despite the United States’ long history of welcoming immigrants, qualifying for citizenship is not easy. In order to be eligible for citizenship through naturalization, candidates must meet several requirements that depend, in part, on personal circumstances. An experienced citizenship attorney can assist with the nationalization process.

Personal Circumstances

Be a permanent resident for at least five years
Be a spouse of a U.S. citizen and a permanent resident for three years or less and
Have qualifying services in the U.S. armed forces
Be the child of a U.S. citizen
In addition to passing all requirements, applicants for citizenship have to pass two naturalization tests during an interview with an officer from the US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). At Garcia & Rebe, our attorneys help ensure that you know what to expect from the naturalization test. Contact our firm for help with the El Paso citizenship test.

Passing the tests

Civics test

During the citizenship interview, a USCIS officer will ask you a set of 10 civics questions in English, out of which you must answer at least six correctly. The questions are intended to test applicants’ knowledge of general knowledge of U.S. history and government. A typical question might be, “What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?” The USCIS website has materials to help you prepare for the civics test.

English test

Unless receiving an exemption from the English test, applicants have to demonstrate to a USCIS officer basic competency in English by passing a test. An applicants’ English skills are tested in three ways:

  • By reading a sentence in “a manner suggesting to the USCIS officer that you understand the meaning of the sentence”
  • By writing one sentence “in a manner that would be understandable as written to the USCIS officer”
  • By responding to questions asked by USCIS officers during the naturalization eligibility interview regarding information in your Application for Naturalization

If do not pass one or both portions of the test, you will be given the opportunity to retake the test between 60-90 days of your initial interview. If you apply for citizenship and do not pass the naturalization test, contact Garcia & Rebe for guidance about how to proceed.

Call 915.307.7287 to dicuss your case with an El Paso citizenship lawyer.