Failed US citizenship test or provided insufficient supporting documents? Here’s what to do.
On your road to US citizenship, you must pass a US citizenship test. What happens if you don’t pass your test the first time?
If you fail your test the first time, you will be given only one more chance. A chance you can’t lose.
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services officer who performs your citizenship test must give you a notice of results (Form N-652) at the end of the interview. It will tell you if you passed or failed, or if for some reason your case is continued.
There are a number of reasons why the USCIS may not approve your citizenship application the first time.
US Citizenship Test: English and Civics
You might have failed the English portion of the US citizenship test (the speaking/comprehension test, the writing test, or the reading test), or you might have failed the civics portion of the test. You will be retested only on the portion of the test that you have failed, and your retest will take place within a maximum of 60 to 90 days of the date of your first interview.
US Citizenship Test: Additional Information to Provide
The officer might not be able to make a decision in case you have failed to provide sufficient information relevant to your citizenship application (for example, you may have forgotten to enclose an important document with your application). In this case, the officer will give you a written request, called Form N-14, for the specific documentation or information you have failed to provide. The written request will also explain to you how to respond to the request. You may respond by mail by a certain date (as a rule, you have 30 days to respond with the appropriate additional information); or in person at the next interview. It is very important that you clearly understand what kind of documentation or information is requested of you on the N-14 form. If it is not clear to you, ask the officer for an explanation.
If you have to send additional information by mail, make sure to:
If you fail to follow the instructions, the USCIS could deny your application.
Study for Your Second US Citizenship Test
If you have failed the English or civics test, you will be tested again on the portion of the test that you have failed. If you fail at your second attempt, your citizenship application will be denied. So please, be well prepared!
We offer a free US citizenship test training program – both in person and online. Please note: we have all training materials on this website, so you can self-train at any time.
We are here to help you pass your test. This is what you need to do to get registered for free training in class or online:
Our service is available free of charge, and in order to use it, you need to sign up for training if you are visiting us for the first time. Please fill out a simple form below, and our representative will get back to you with a schedule and curriculum for the next available class. You will be contacted within one business day.
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