New York City Citizenship Tests
How the U.S. Citizenship Test Has Changed
In recent years, the test for United States citizenship has changed to better reflect a standardized, fair, and meaningful naturalization process. If you apply for citizenship in New York City, Bretz & Coven attorneys make sure that you understand what is expected of you when you go to take the test to become an American.
The redesigned process mainly happened because the government realized that the test for naturalization applicants was not uniform—the new test is more uniform, and where there is uniformity, you have a better chance of succeeding:
- The English reading section is new and demonstrates useful skills.
- The English writing section is new and also encourages valuable skills.
- The Civics test is new and encourages meaningful, patriotic learning.
Taking the Citizenship Test in New York City
Our attorneys at Bretz & Coven are often uniquely positioned to help you take the citizenship test in New York City—many of our attorneys have taken the test themselves as immigrants who went through the process of visas, green cards, and naturalization, too. Even those of us who are U.S.-born citizens are fully aware of what the test requires.
There are many resources in New York City for clients who want to prepare themselves for the citizenship test. Colleges offer preparatory courses. Books exist that help you with study guides. Many websites are available with free information that will help you prepare.
At Bretz & Coven, we want you to talk to us about what you need to pass your New York City citizenship test.