Where do you start? Breath in, Breath out. That was step one, we are alive and well, the most important part of this process. Are you nervous or did you shake it off during the permanent resident period? Hopefully you have already started assimilating during the permanent resident period, if not there is always time. So many variables to add to your equation. How old were you at the time of arrival, how long have you been here, your native language, current profession, male or female, working or unemployed, and the list goes on and on?
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced on May 3rd, 2019 in an official memorandum that the Naturalization Civics Test will have an upcoming revision. The last one was in 2008. The proposed changes will be tested thoroughly before being put into place. The changes to the test are set to be put into place in December 2020 or early 2021. For future changes, the USCIS has also announced an official revision schedule. They now plan to revise the test every ten years.
Well you have made it. It wasn’t an easy journey, but it was sure worth the battle. You have been given one the biggest gifts in the world. What do you do now? I suggest you start working towards your dreams, big or small, they are yours. I am assuming that you spent time as permanent resident so, you should have a job and a place to stay if not, get to work. Look online for jobs that match your requirements. Once you start working, whether it’s your dream job or not, apply your self and try your best.
The American Dream is an ambition that many people born outside the US share. It’s a country full of opportunities where you can shape your future, receive aid if you need it, and have access to careers that allow you to succeed and thrive. However, the path to becoming a US citizen is not an easy one. There are several stages, each taking an exorbitant amount of time to complete. One of those stages is the U.S. Citizenship Test, or Naturalization Test.