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Free Citizenship CD, Everyone?

In 2009, it costs at least:

  • $695 to file the citizenship application – form N-400
  • $150 to have someone help you fill out the form and submit to the USCIS
  • $50 just to talk an immigration lawyer for the first time
  • $1,500 if you decide to hire the lawyer to help with your case
  • If you fail your citizenship test, it will cost you even more in time, appeal fees, application fees, and lawyer fees. Total cost would be a few thousand dollars more.

So, after paying all that, you’re still not a US citizenship yet! Time to study! You must take the test and pass, or you will lose all the money!

You get what you pay for. Make sure you get the best! Citizenship Coach's #1 selling citizenship CD in America!

You get what you pay for. Make sure you get the best! Citizenship Coach's #1 selling citizenship CD in America!

You will get a free CD from the USCIS (when you’re finger-printed.) But it is for “experts” in English – the material is read very fast; it’s hard for ESL audience to hear each word… If you don’t understand what’s in that CD, don’t worry, lots of immigrants don’t understand a word from that CD either. People said it well: “Nothing is free in America.”

If English is not your mother tongue, you need help. Visit Citizenship Coach website ( and get their #1 best selling CD in the USA (study guides included in the package.) It will cost you a few dollars more, but the quality is so much better to help you pass your citizenship interview.

You get what you paid for. Don’t try to save just a few dollars. Make sure you buy from the experts you can trust at Citizenship Coach. By the way, you can study online, too, with SurePass Citizenship Test Online. Study anytime, at the comfort of your home.

Why Immigrants Fail the New Citizenship Interview

The way they study is good for the WRITTEN test, but bad for the ORAL test.

If English is your mother tongue, then how your learn may not matter. However, for ESL students, the way they learn does affect the result. When they learn from books or a DVD, they are more likely to succeed in written tests. However, the citizenship interview is an oral test, conducted face-to-face, meaning that the students don’t see the questions at all. The ability to listen to a question, understand it, and answer it correctly — all without looking at the printed questions — is crucial. Citizenship Coach says being not ready for an oral test is the #1 reason why immigrants fail their citizenship interviews.

So, what to avoid? Which is the right way to learn?

You must avoid studying for the citizenship interview from just books or DVDs… or other ways in which you can see the questions and answers. Of course, you must see the questions first. But after that, you should study one-on-one with a friend or a teacher, or online classes with video from SurePass Citizenship Test Online (if you can afford it – $9 to 20/month – then this is the best way. See why below.)

Here are some great methods:

  • Study with a friend: Ask you friend who speaks English well to ask you the questions, one by one, randomly, and you try to answer without looking at the questions. The goal is to put mind in that interview environment as much as possible so you can get ready mentally.
  • Study in Class with a teacher: If you can drive to a local class, your teacher will train you to listen and answer the questions.

Study in the comfort of your home, online. SurePass helps immigrants get ready for the citizenship interview via the internet.

  • Study online with SurePass Citizenship Test Online: This is the better option since it combines the 2 method I’ve just mentioned above. Created by Citizenship Teachers for ESL citizenship students like you. You can study at home or anywhere with internet access. Everybody is busy. Study with SurePass, you don’t have to drive to a class every week, or ask for help from your friends.

SurePass has one video for each question. So, if you don’t have a friend to ask you the questions, you can play the question videos and learn to listen to the interviewer, just like a real interview with a USCIS officer. If you don’t know how to answer, or want to know how a word is pronounced, you can play the answer video and it will show you exactly word by word.

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