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Important Updates to the Naturalization Test

USCIS has revised the civics portion of the naturalization test. All applicants for naturalization with a filing date (also known as a received date) on or after Dec. 1, 2020, will be required to take the 2020 version of the civics test. For more information, visit The 2020 Version of the Civics Test page. Applicants for naturalization with a filing date before Dec. 1, 2020, are required to take the 2008 version of the civics test.

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In this section of the Citizenship Resource Center, learn about the important reasons to become a U.S. citizen and paths to citizenship. Also, find information about the naturalization process and what you need to know about the naturalization interview and test.

Should I Consider U.S. Citizenship?
Learn about the important rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the reasons to consider becoming a citizen.

Citizenship and Naturalization
There are different ways to obtain citizenship. Depending on your situation, different requirements may apply to you. Explore the links below.

Also, visit our Citizenship for Military Family Members page.

10 Steps to Naturalization
Learn about the 10 steps in the naturalization process to become a citizen.

Naturalization Interview and Test
Find out what to expect at your naturalization interview.

Naturalization Ceremonies
Learn about what happens at a naturalization ceremony. Taking the Oath of Allegiance is the final step in the naturalization process.

Commonly Asked Questions
Find answers to commonly asked questions about the naturalization process.

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