Citizenship Through Naturalization

Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).  For a complete online guide about qualifications and how to apply, visit U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Preparing for the Citizenship Exam

Horizons for Refugee Families and the IRC Tucson offer FREE beginning and intermediate classes to prepare refugees and legal residents for USCIS interview and taking the U.S. citizenship exam.

Classes include U.S. government and history, the 100 civics questions, interviewing skills, reading and writing test preparation, and English skills for students who need more practice in learning to communicate in spoken English or are still at the early levels of learning to read or write in English.

Classes are generally scheduled in evenings or on the weekends, but may change based on students’ needs.

Additionally, both offer one-on-one tutoring for students who are unable to commit to a classroom schedule or have an interview quickly approaching and would like intensive preparation.