Once you have filed N-400 in order to apply for citizenship, you will need to start preparing for the citizenship test. Form N-400 states your intention to petition for naturalization and provides the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) with information to review your application. However, to become a US citizen, you will still need to prepare for the naturalization test.
You can prepare for the naturalization interview and exam by studying English and civics on your own. However, there are many reasons why it is best to get experienced help when studying for your citizenship exam:
1) You can learn from the expertise of others, who may know more about the naturalization test.
2) You can often save time and effort by learning about naturalization exam requirements from someone who knows, as you will not spend time learning things that are unlikely to be on the citizenship exam.
3) You can get moral support and encouragement from others by getting help for your test.
4) You can learn about things you do not understand by taking a citizenship class or getting good resources.
There are many ways that you can get help for your citizenship test and interview. For example, you can take a citizenship class in your community. These classes bring together N-400 applicants in order to teach them the English skills and the US civics knowledge needed for the citizenship exam. These classes are often taught by instructors who can answer questions and help students understand the requirements for the exam.
There are also resources and even DVDs that can help applicants study for the citizenship interview. These are handy if your community does not offer citizenship classes. They are also convenient, as you can go over lessons and ideas as often as you need to in order to master them. Unlike classes, you can use DVDs and books on your own time, as often as you need to, in order to learn. DVDs can be especially useful, since they are interactive and help you focus on learning your English-language speaking and listening skills, which you will need for your naturalization exam.
The USCIS website also offers a number of resources for new Americans, including sample questions and some study materials for the citizenship interview. The USCIS website is where applicants can download N-400 form to apply for naturalization and where they can find useful information about studying for the exam.