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USCIS Policy Alert: Removing Guidance Related to the 2020 Civics Test (May 4, 2023)

May 23, 2023 (1 min read)

USCIS, May 4, 2023

"On December 1, 2020, USCIS implemented a revised naturalization civics test (“2020 civics test”). However, USCIS reverted to using the 2008 test on March 1, 2021. For a brief period of time, USCIS offered both the 2020 and 2008 versions of the test to accommodate certain applicants who may have already been studying for the 2020 test. However, USCIS no longer administers the 2020 civics test, therefore guidance related to this version of the test is no longer necessary. To reduce confusion and ensure that applicants prepare for the appropriate version of the test, USCIS is removing references in the Policy Manual to the 2020 civics test. This guidance, contained in Volume 12 of the Policy Manual, is effective immediately."