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Biden Reverts to 2008 Naturalization Civics Exam

On December 1, 2020, the Trump administration implemented a revised naturalization civic test. The 2020 revised civic test increased the number of questions applicants needed to study and answer correctly to pass the test. (See previous blog published on December 8, 2020 about the 2020 naturalization civics test).

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received thousands of comments from the public regarding the 2020 civic test. Some of the comments include concern that there is little advance notice or limited time for study and preparation of training materials for applicants. As a result, USCIS had reverted to the 2008 civics test.

USCIS will administer the 2008 civics test to applicants who filed for naturalization before December 1, 2020, or who will file on or after March 1, 2021. Additionally, USCIS will give applicants the choice to either take the 2008 civics test or the 2020 civics test where applicants filed for naturalization on or after December 1, 2020 and before March 1, 2021, and where the interview is scheduled before April 19, 2021. For applicants whose interview is scheduled on or after April 19, 2021, USCIS will administer the 2008 civics test to applicants.

If you have additional questions or concern, feel free to reach out to Elarar Law and we can help you with the naturalization process.

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