Outreach Tools

Important Updates Regarding the 2020 Version of the Civics Test

On Dec. 1, 2020, USCIS implemented a revised version of the civics test for naturalization (2020 civics test). Due to recent policy changes, some applicants required to take the 2020 civics test may now have a choice to take the 2020 test or the 2008 civics test. Please note that beginning on April 19, 2021, USCIS will only offer the 2008 civics test at the initial interview appointment regardless of filing date.

For more information, visit The 2020 Version of the Civics Test page.

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Local communities play an important role in helping lawful permanent residents integrate into American society. In this section of the Citizenship Resource Center, find helpful outreach materials to promote citizenship education and learn about how your organization can support immigrants through the naturalization process.

Citizenship Public Education and Awareness Campaign
This public awareness campaign promotes the rights, responsibilities and importance of U.S. citizenship, and the free naturalization preparation resources offered by USCIS.

Learn About the Civics and Citizenship Toolkit
Learn more about the Civics and Citizenship Toolkit for your organization to help enhance your citizenship collection and program for immigrants.

Set Up a Citizenship Corner
Citizenship Corners can be set up in libraries, at organizations, places of work, or city facilities to provide information about the naturalization process and citizenship study materials. Set up your corner today!

Libraries play a critical role in serving immigrant communities. Learn about what libraries can do to support immigrant communities.

Museums offer a unique way to help immigrants learn about U.S. history and government and encourage civic engagement.

Community-Based Organizations
Learn about how community-based organizations can support citizenship efforts in their communities.

Local Governments
Local communities play an important role in welcoming and assisting immigrants. Find resources for local governments to help support citizenship education.

Employers can promote citizenship among their eligible immigrant employees, which can ultimately benefit both their workplace and the larger community. Find resources available to you and your business to support citizenship education and awareness.

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