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Citizenship Test

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.

Call 212-267-2555 or use our email contact form and learn how to take the test for citizenship in New York City.  For an office appointment in Metro Park, New Jersey, call 1 (732) 313-0075.

Immigration Consequences of Criminal and Fraudulent Conduct
The immigration consequences of criminal or fraudulent conduct can be harsh and often illogical. Even a very minor offense could have a dramatic immigration consequence, including deportation, detention without bond, being denied naturalization, a visa or re-entry into the United States. Likewise, the use of fake or fraudulent documents, aliases, and other misrepresentations can have similar immigration consequences. Kerry Bretz and Bretz & Coven have been counseling non-citizen criminal defendants, as well as their lawyers, for over 20 years. We have a long history of strategizing deportation and removal defenses, as well as applications for waivers, in very complicated cases.

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"Was trying to get Green Card since about 7 years. Finally when I switched to this law firm I was able to get green card very fast with great confidence. Big thanks to Eileen, Kerry, Manjit and Olga." - Dinesh, Kansas

""With an extensive criminal history: over 14 arrests, 2 State prison bids and several felony convictions no lawyer wanted my case in 2010. Thanks to the experts at Bretz & Coven who worked diligently and with precision, today I am a United States citizen." - E.A. Brooklyn, NY

"Absolutely one the best, if not the best immigration attorneys. They helped from start to finish in my green card process. At no point was I blind-sided by anything. Simply amazing!" - Leon B. Jersey City,

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