Naturalization Civics Test
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invited you to participate in a webinar on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern.
On Dec. 1, 2020, USCIS implemented a revised naturalization civics test (2020 civics test) as part of a decennial test review and update process. On March 1, 2021, USCIS reverted to the 2008 version of the civics test. USCIS determined the 2020 civics test content, testing procedures, and implementation schedule may inadvertently create potential barriers to the naturalization process. This action is consistent with the framework of the Executive Order on Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems, which directs a comprehensive review of the naturalization process to eliminate barriers and make the process more accessible to all eligible individuals. There will be a brief transition period when both versions of the civics test will be offered.
Subject matter experts gave an overview of both the 2008 and 2020 versions of the naturalization civics test, emphasizing the different features of each test and which version of the civics test an applicant will need to take, based on the filing date (also known as a received date) and the initial examination (interview) date. Experts also shared an overview of online test preparation materials and educator resources. We ended with a question-and-answer session to address non case-specific questions.