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Naturalization Civics Test Requirement

Effective December 1, 2020, applications for naturalization (US Citizenship) that were submitted on or after this date are now subject to the new civics exam. The new exam will consist of studying 128 questions regarding American government and history. The officer will only ask 20 questions from the 128 and the applicant must be able to answer 12 correctly. The reading and writing portion will stay the same at this time. Special considerations for those who qualify for a shortened version of the exam include those that are 65 years of age or older with their lawful permanent residence (green card) for at least 20 years. Those who qualify need only study the 20 questions with stars next to them. The officer will ask 10 questions and you only need to answer 6 correctly.

Contact our office today to speak with our Las Vegas Immigration Attorney, Ranee Samerthai, so we may start on your path to citizenship. The sooner you start, the more prepared you will be for the naturalization process.