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NEW NATURALIZATION TEST by Immigration Attorney in Fresno

On October 1, 2008, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin

administering a new naturalization test. The following guidelines will determine

whether you will take the old test or the new test. If you:
• Filed∗ the Application for Naturalization, BEFORE October 1, 2008,

and are scheduled for your naturalization interview BEFORE October 1, 2008, you will

take the old test.
• Filed* the Application for Naturalization, BEFORE October 1, 2008,

and are scheduled for your naturalization interview ON or AFTER October 1, 2008 up

until October 1, 2009, you can choose to take the old test or the new test.
• Filed* the Application for Naturalization, ON or AFTER October 1,

2008, you will take the new test.
• Are scheduled for your naturalization interview ON or AFTER October 1, 2009,

regardless of when you filed* the Application for Naturalization, you will

take the new test.
Changes to the New Naturalization Test
Changes to the new naturalization test include a revised list of 100 civics (history

and government) questions and answers; a new list of civics-based English reading

and writing vocabulary items; and standardized testing procedures for USCIS

Officers.
The 100 new civics (history and government) questions and answers are available to

the public. The content now follows a basic U.S. history and government curriculum.

For the civics test, an applicant will be asked up to 10 questions from the list of 100

civics questions and answers. Applicants must answer correctly at least six of the 10

questions to pass the civics test.
There are three components of the English test: speaking, reading, and writing. No

changes were made to the speaking portion of the English test. An applicant’s ability

to speak English is determined by the USCIS Officer from the applicant’s answers to

questions normally asked during the eligibility interview on the For More Information, Please Contact:
Fresno Immigration Attorney Phillip Kim
(559) 761-9742
https://phillipkimlaw.com/