U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it is reverting to the 2008 version of the naturalization civics test beginning March 1, 2021.
According to USCIS, applicants who filed for naturalization on or after December 1, 2020 and before March 1, 2021, with an initial interview scheduled before April 19, 2021, will be given the option to take either the 2020 civics test or the 2008 civics test.
USCIS’ 2008 civics test was thoroughly developed over a multi-year period with the input of more than 150 organizations and was piloted before its implementation.
Applicants who file for naturalization on or after March 1, 2021 will be given the 2008 civics test.
After April 19, 2021, USCIS will offer only the 2008 civics test, regardless of filing date.
The table below illustrates these scenarios: