The path to U.S. citizenship is often long and arduous for immigrants moving to the United States to settle permanently. Fortunately, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) helps by providing a wealth of free information that can be accessed, downloaded or read from its site, including where to find citizenship classes, which can help you prepare for your naturalisation interview. If you are searching for citizenship and civics classes, USCIS can help you locate citizenship classes in your local vicinity.
Accessing Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS)
Go to the USCIS Web site here where you will find a link to the Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) page. Then click here for access to the LINCS homepage. Begin by selecting a programme from the drop down menu (in this case, choose Adults & Young Adults) and enter your location.
Where to Search for Citizenship or Civics Education
Once you have reached the Literacy Information and Communication System page, search for classes by zip code, or town/city and then choose your state of residence. Once you have keyed in this information, search for classes within 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 or 250 miles from your location. Try to broaden your search for citizenship and civics classes, especially if you live in a rural location. Once you have entered your location and distance you are willing to travel from home, click on the “Citizenship or civics education” and then search for any available classes in your area.
Search results will show information related to literacy (reading and writing), mathematics, learning English as a Second Language, if you are not yet proficient in English, and other information that may be required during the naturalisation interview. Well prepared applicants stand a better chance of passing all of the core requirements during their naturalisation interview.
The naturalisation interview will require applicants to have a good grasp of the English language, including proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing, U.S. history and government. Taking part in a Citizenship or civics class can help to prepare Permanent Residents for the day of their actual naturalisation interview.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS).