Website Q & A - January 25, 2007

Do I Study the New Questions or Old Questions for the Naturalization Test?

Web reader asks:

I am having my naturalization interview in the Immigration office in Garden City, N.Y,. in February. Am I supposed to study the 100 questions on the old list or the 143 questions on the new list being publicized by U.S.C.I.S.?

Dear reader:

The new test is not in general circulation for 2007. For this year, U.S.C.I.S. is only pilot testing the questions in Albany, N.Y.; Boston, Mass.; Charleston, South Carolina; Denver ,Colorado; El Paso, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri; San Antonio, Texas; Tucson, Arizona; and Yakima, Washington. The pilot program will begin in early 2007. In these cities, applicants will have the choice to decline to participate in the pilot test. If so, they will be given the old test. In addition, applicants who take the pilot test but fail one or more parts will have the opportunity to take the old test or part of the old test immediately during the interview, thus giving them an additional opportunity to pass the naturalization test.


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