Application for US Citizenship Requires New Test

by admin on October 15, 2009

All foreigners that are applying to become US citizens will now be required to take a new naturalization test.  If citizenship applicants filed before 1 October, they must still take the new test. 

This new test puts more emphasis on the concept of American democracy, basic U.S. history and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in an effort to increase national efforts at integration of immigrants. 

The new test has been in use for one year, but during the past year, applicants were able to choose which test they preferred to write.  As of 1 October, the new test is mandatory.   Currently, the overall pass rate for the new test is 91%.

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Robin February 24, 2010 at 1:26 am

I am American, a US citizen, and my husband is a Thai citizen/US permanent resident. We presently live in the US, but go to Thailand when we can. He is eligible to take the citizenship test. I was just wondering if it is possible to take the test at the US embassy in Thailand or must it be taken in the US only?
Thanks!

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