November 30, 2006
As I previously indicated in the Immigration News section, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services is in the process of making fundamental changes to the naturalization process–the process by which one becomes a naturalized U.S. citizen. These changes will be significant, including increases in fees, changes to filing procedures, and changes to testing procedures. Persons considering naturalization are highly encouraged to do so before these changes are put in place to avoid higher costs, likely delays, and the uncertainty of the new process. One of the major changes is the standardization of the examinations required for citizenship. USCIS has posted the questions they are using in a pilot program of the new examinations on the USCIS website.