- A long form to fill out (Where you've lived, who you've been married to, etc.).
- The citizenship test (there are 100 questions from which they randomly select 10 questions of which you have to get 6 right).
- An English Language Test
The English Language Test had two tasks:
- Write down a sentence that is spoken to you.
- Read a sentence to the interviewer.
The sentence my friend had to write down was:
I pay taxes
The sentence he had to read was:
How much do I owe the government?
As you can see, our government DOES have a pay to pay off the Federal Debt! The Plan: Convince all the new immigrants that they owe the government!
Update: Sept. 21, 2009
I was talking to a coworker who became an American citizen in 2008. She is from Russia. The sentences for her English test had to do with education (not paying taxes). I don't know if this is a change in policy from 2008 or if both questions are selected from a random pool.