Press Release

USCIS Civics Test Reversal

February 22, 2021

For Immediate Release

Pars Equality Center is very pleased that US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that the agency is reverting to the 2008 USCIS civics test for naturalization purposes. On December 1, 2020, USCIS implemented a new civics test that comprised of 128, mostly new civics questions, that were to be administered to naturalization applicants filing on or after December 1, 2020.  Effective March 1, 2021, the civics test will return to the 2008 version comprised of the original 100 civics questions. 

Applicants who filed their naturalization applications with USCIS on or after December 1, 2020 and before March 1, 2021, who are scheduled for an interview beforeApril 19, 2021, will be given an option to take either the 2008 or 2020 civics tests.  The 2020 civics test (128 questions) will be completely phased out on April 19, 2021 and will no longer be administered after that date.

In summary, naturalization applicants, regardless of their application date, do not need to study the new 128 questions and can simply review the original 100 questions found HERE.