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.

Apply for Citizenship
Learn the 10-steps to become a U.S. citizen and find the required forms. Also in Spanish.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


First page of 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


first page of vocabulary for naturalization interview self-test1
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


first page of vocabulary self-test2 for naturalization interview
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 list
Official list of vocabulary for the English reading portion of the naturalization test.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service


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

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


first page of 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


first page of civics flash cards
Flash cards containing each of the 100 civics (history and government) questions and answers on the naturalization test. Also in Spanish.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


first page of preparing for naturalization
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. Also in Spanish.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


screenshot of civics practice test
A practice test to test knowledge of U.S. history and government. Also in Spanish.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


screenshot of civics questions and answers
Official list of civics questions and answers for the naturalization test. Also in Spanish.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


promise of freedom video
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). Also in Spanish.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


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

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


becoming a us citizen page
This presentation 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


civics questions for 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. Also in Spanish.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


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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


understanding commands screen shot
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


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


Share America
Explore American culture and news through short lessons. Also in Spanish.

U.S. Department of State


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

National Archives and Records Administration