If I Fail In The Immigration Test?

April 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

The US citizenship test is not a multiple choice test. Applicants’ knowledge in US civics will be tested orally. The USCIS interviewing official will ask ten questions from the available hundred questions. You will be considered to have passed if you are able to answer at least six out of ten questions correctly.

In English, your speaking, reading and writing ability and how well you understand English will be judged. Out of the three sentences, you should read one sentence correctly to prove to the USCIS officials that you understand the meaning of the sentence. Apart from this, you should also write one sentence correctly from the given three. Your ability to speak English will be judged by the way you reply to the questions asked by USCIS officers during the interview. The final result of your test will be based on how you performed in the test.

If I Fail The Immigration Test?

If your application was rejected/denied because you failed in the English or Civics test, you can apply again as soon as you think you have learned enough English or Civics to pass the tests. You will be given a second chance if you fail any of the tests at your interview, and will be retested on the portion of the test that you failed between 60 and 90 days from the date of your original interview. If you fail again, your case will stand denied.

If you think the USCIS made a mistake in rejecting your application, you can request a hearing with an immigration official. The denial letter that USCIS sends to you will have all the details about how to request a hearing. In this case, you have to file Form N-336,”Request for Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedingsā€ under Section 336 of the INA with the correct fee within 30 days from the date you received the denial letter.

After the appeal hearing, if you still feel your case was wrongly denied, you can file a petition for a new review of your citizenship application in a US district court.

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