Becoming a U.S. Citizen

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service Information

Applicants for citizenship must pass an examination that contains reading and writing portions.

Components of the Exam

  • Applicants are given three chances to read and write a sentence in correct English.
  • A testing officer will dictate a sentence in English; applicants must be able to write the sentence.
  • Applicants must read aloud a sentence in English.
  • A civics exam will be administered. Applicants are required to correctly answer at least six out of ten questions chosen from a master list of 100 questions on civics and history.

Practice the Citizenship Test

Helpful Citizenship Information

Citizenship Classes

Free classes are available by appointment from:

Catholic Charities of Dallas
Brady Center
4009 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75226
P: (214) 826-8330