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Important Updates to the Naturalization Test

USCIS has revised the civics portion of the naturalization test. 

  • Applicants for naturalization with a “filing” date (also known as a receipt date) on or after Dec. 1, 2020, are required to take the 2020 version of the civics test. 
  • Applicants for naturalization with a “filing” date before Dec. 1, 2020, are required to take the 2008 version of the civics test.

Find more information about the 2020 version of the civics test and study materials to help you prepare. Find study materials for the 2008 version of civics test and English language test.

The naturalization test has two components: an English and civics test. The English portion has not changed. Whether you are taking the 2008 or 2020 version of the civics test, you will take the same English test. 

On the civics test, some answers may change because of elections or appointments. You must answer the question with the name of the official serving at the time of your naturalization interview. On this page, you can find the answers that may have changed on the civics test for both the 2008 and 2020 versions of the test.
 

*If you are 65 years old or older and have been a lawful permanent resident of the United States for 20 or more years, you may study just the questions that have been marked with an asterisk found at the end of each question.

Note: The U.S. government websites mentioned below may not be updated with the most recent information. USCIS is not responsible for maintaining or updating these sites. Please check your official state government website for the name of your elected state officials. 

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2008 Civics Test Updates

20. Who is one of your state's U.S. Senators now?*

  • Answers will vary. [District of Columbia residents and residents of U.S. territories should answer that D.C. (or the territory where the applicant lives) has no U.S. Senators.]

Visit senate.gov to find your state’s U.S. Senators.


23. Name your U.S. Representative.

  • Answers will vary. [Residents of territories with nonvoting Delegates or Resident Commissioners may provide the name of that Delegate or Commissioner. Also acceptable is any statement that the territory has no (voting) Representatives in Congress.]

Visit house.gov to find your U.S. Representative.


28. What is the name of the President of the United States now?*

  • Donald J. Trump 
  • Donald Trump 
  • Trump 
     

29. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?

  • Michael R. Pence
  • Mike Pence
  • Pence


39. How many justices are on the Supreme Court?

  • nine (9)


40. Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?

  • John Roberts 
  • John G. Roberts, Jr.


43. Who is the Governor of your state now?

  • Answers will vary. [District of Columbia residents should answer that D.C. does not have a Governor.] 

Visit usa.gov/states-and-territories to find the Governor of your state.


46. What is the political party of the President now?

  • Republican (Party)


47. What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?

  • Nancy Pelosi
  • Pelosi 
2020 Civics Test Updates

23. Who is one of your state’s U.S. senators now?

  • Answers will vary. [District of Columbia residents and residents of U.S. territories should answer that D.C. (or the territory where the applicant lives) has no U.S. senators.]

Visit senate.gov to find your state’s U.S. Senators.


29. Name your U.S. representative. 

  • Answers will vary. [Residents of territories with nonvoting Delegates or Resident Commissioners may provide the name of that Delegate or Commissioner. Also acceptable is any statement that the territory has no (voting) representatives in Congress.]

Visit house.gov to find your U.S. Representative.


30. What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?* 

  • Nancy Pelosi
  • Pelosi 


38. What is the name of the President of the United States now?*

  • Donald J. Trump 
  • Donald Trump 
  • Trump 


39. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?* 

  • Michael R. Pence
  • Mike Pence
  • Pence


57. Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now? 

    • John Roberts 
    • John G. Roberts, Jr.


    61. Who is the governor of your state now?* 

    • Answers will vary. [District of Columbia residents should answer that D.C. does not have a governor.]

    Visit usa.gov/states-and-territories to find the Governor of your state.


    62. What is the capital of your state?

    • Answers will vary. [District of Columbia residents should answer that D.C. is not a state and does not have a capital. Residents of U.S. territories should name the capital of the territory.]

    Visit usa.gov/states-and-territories to find information about your state.

     

       

       

       

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