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Study Materials for Citizenship Applicants and Teachers
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers many different naturalization preparation resources for citizenship applicants and teachers.
We also fund citizenship preparation programs and hold information sessions for immigrants to learn about naturalization eligibility, testing, and citizenship rights and responsibilities.
In addition, we work to make the public aware of immigration services scams and the unauthorized practice of immigration law. Remember: All USCIS forms, including Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, are available for free.
Citizenship Resource Center
Our Office of Citizenship’s Citizenship Resource Center at uscis.gov/citizenship contains eligibility information and free study materials for the English test and for the civics test.
Other resources include a civics practice test available online in English and Spanish and a search tool to find the nearest English and citizenship classes.
Study materials for the English test include:
- Vocabulary flash cards for the writing portion of the naturalization test
- Vocabulary flash cards for the reading portion of the naturalization test
- Interactive vocabulary practice tests for the naturalization interview
Study materials for the civics test include:
- 100 civics questions and answersThis is the official list of civics questions and answers for the naturalization test. The questions and answers are also available in multiple languages and MP3 Audio Format.
- Civics flash cards for the naturalization test These are also available in Spanish.
- Learn About the United States: Quick Civics Lessons for the Naturalization Test This study booklet contains short lessons based on each of the 100 civics questions and answers on the naturalization test. All naturalization applicants receive a copy of this publication when they appear for their biometrics appointment.
- Preparing for the Naturalization Test A Pocket Study GuideThis 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.
- Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship This website provides online videos and interactive activities that highlight museum objects from the Smithsonian Institution to help you prepare for the civics test.
- Resources for teachers can help enhance classroom instruction. In addition to training seminars, we offer lesson plans for instructors preparing students for U.S. citizenship, as well as materials with interactive games and student-centered activities. Many of these items can also serve as self-study tools for students.
Citizenship and Integration Grant Program
On March 2, 2016, we began accepting applications for two competitive funding opportunities under the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program. Both funding opportunities aim to prepare permanent residents for naturalization and promote civic integration through increased knowledge of English, U.S. history and civics.
Through these two funding opportunities, we will offer up to $10 million in competitive funding for citizenship preparation programs in communities across the country. Applications are due by April 22, 2016.
Since the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program began in fiscal year 2009, USCIS has awarded approximately $53 million through 262 grants to immigrant-serving organizations that have provided citizenship preparation services to more than 138,000 permanent residents in 35 states and the District of Columbia.