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Naturalization for Military Members and Their Families

Image from a military naturalization ceremony where service men and women and their families are participating.

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.

U.S. service members and spouses and children may be eligible for citizenship (including expedited and overseas processing) under special provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). U.S. service members are not required to pay a filing fee. 

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