The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently reminded naturalization applicants that the USCIS will be introducing a revised naturalization test beginning on October 1, 2008. The revised test will emphasize the fundamental concepts of American democracy and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and will help encourage citizenship applicants to learn and identify the basic values of being a U.S. citizen. The USCIS first introduced the redesign test on September 27, 2007. The USCIS will begin to administer the new test on October 1, 2008. For applicants who applied for citizenship before October 1, 2008, they will have a choice of taking either the current naturalization test or the revised test as long as their interview occurs prior to October 1, 2009. However, all naturalization applicants who apply on or after October 1, 2008 will have to take the revised test. Information about the revised test is contained on the USCIS website at