Many Florida immigrants arrive in the United States with an ultimate goal of applying for naturalization. To become a U.S. citizen, one must first study and take several tests, including one in civics. A recent announcement states that the U.S. government has revised the scoring for these tests. Anyone preparing for naturalization in the near future will want to note the revisions and make sure he or she clearly understands all that is required and expected when taking the civics portion of a naturalization test.
In the past, a person taking the civics test as part of the naturalization process would be required to score at least six correct answers out of a possible 10. Beginning in Dec. 2020, test takers will be given 20 questions and must score at least 12 of them correctly to pass the test. There will be approximately 130 questions that could end up on the revised citizenship civics test.
A person who wishes to become a naturalized U.S. citizen must show proficiency in his or her understanding of basic U.S. history, the U.S. Constitution and the main branches of U.S. government, including each branch’s specific function. Test takers must also show the ability to read, speak, write and understand English. Some people who have reviewed the revised U.S. citizenship test say it is even more challenging now than it was in its previous form.
It takes time and effort to properly study to apply for and achieve U.S. citizenship. Any number of legal issues can arise to delay or impede the process. If that happens to someone in Florida, he or she may seek immediate legal support from an attorney who is well-versed in U.S. immigration law.