Writing Test at your US Citizenship Interview

The content of the writing test focuses on civics and history topics. The USCIS Officer will ask you to write up to three sentences. You must write one out of three sentences correctly to demonstrate your ability to write in English.

Once you write one of three sentences correctly, the USCIS Officer will stop administering the writing test. You could not be failed because of spelling, capitalization, or punctuation errors unless the errors would prevent understanding the meaning of the sentence.

Writing Vocabulary List:

People: Places: Months: Holidays:

Adams

Lincoln

Washington

Alaska

California

Canada

Delaware

Mexico

New York City

United States

Washington

Washington, D.C.

February

May

June

July

September

October

November

Presidents’ Day

Memorial Day

Flag Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Columbus Day

Thanksgiving

Civics: Verbs: Other (function): Other (content):

American Indians

capital

citizens

Civil War

Congress

Father of Our Country

flag

free

freedom of speech

President

right

Senators

state/states

White House

can

come

elect

have/has

is/was/be

lives/lived

meet

pay

vote

want

and

during

for

here

in

of

on

the

to

we

blue

dollar bill

fifty/50

first

largest

most

north

one

one hundred/100

people

red

second

south

taxes

white

Sample Writing Sentences:

Alaska is the largest U.S. state.

Citizens can vote.

Columbus Day is in October.

Washington was the first president.

Independence Day is in July.

Lincoln was the President during the Civil War.

Thanksgiving is in November.

The White House is in Washington D.C.

Washington is on the dollar bill.

Washington is the father of our Nation.

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