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USCIS announces revision of the naturalization civics test and formalization of a decennial revision process

  1. Date Announced

    May 3, 2019

    USCIS convenes an internal working group to revise the naturalization civics test and assess changes to the naturalization speaking test, with revisions to be implemented in December 2020 or early 2021. USCIS is also instituting a process to recertify the civics test every ten years. [ID #649]

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  3. Biden Administration Action

    April 19, 2021

    Beginning on April 19, 2021, USCIS is administering only the 2008 version of the civics test to naturalization applicants at their initial interview appointment, regardless of their filing date. USCIS will no longer offer the 2020 civics test at the initial interview. Applicants may be eligible to choose between the 2008 or 2020 test at their re-exam or N-336 hearing, so 2020 study materials remain available.

    The Naturalization Interview and Test - USCIS
Status: Proposed
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Naturalization
Agencies Affected: USCIS

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