New Naturalization Test Implemented; USCIS Updates Processing Times
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin administering the redesigned (new) naturalization test on October 1, 2008. The revised test emphasizes the fundamental concepts of American democracy and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
USCIS has released a chart showing who may take the current or the new test.
USCIS also announced that it anticipates naturalization application processing will average 10-12 months nationally by the end of September 2008. Last year, its estimated average processing time was 16-18 months.