Update – Citizenship Changes

Applicants for naturalization filing after December 1, 2020 will be required to take the 2020 version of the civics test. They will need to study 128 questions about American government and history. 

The naturalization test has two parts: an English and civics test. The English portion has not changed. In fact, the officer will read through your application with you in the office to confirm that all of your answers are correct and that there have been no changes since you filed.  You have the opportunity to add and correct information at the interview.

With the 2020 version of the civics test, the USCIS officer will ask you to answer 20 out of the 128 civics test questions which can be viewed here:  https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/crc/128%20Civics%20Questions%20and%20Answers%20(2020%20version).pdf in English.  There is even an audio version!  https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship-resource-center/the-2020-version-of-the-civics-test/128-civics-questions-and-answers-with-mp3-audio-2020-version.  You must answer at least 12 questions correctly to pass the 2020 version of the civics test. All questions on the test are asked orally.

There are no changes to the English portion of the naturalization test. You must demonstrate an understanding of the English language, including the ability to read, write, and speak basic English.  

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