New and more Difficult Test for U.S. Citizenship

Green card holders who apply for U.S. Citizenship on or after December 1, 2020 will face a more challenging test.

The Revised version of the test will still evaluate an immigrants knowledge of American history, government and civic values. However, there are 2 main changes in the new test.

  1. Increase the number of study questions from 100 to 128.

  2. Double the number of questions to be answered during the interview.

Currently, applicants were only required to answer 10 out of the 100 questions, and get only 6 answers correct to pass. Although the passing score is still 60%, officers will now ask 20 questions, and applicants must answer 12 correctly in order to pass.

The new policy does not affect those who are 65 and older, and have had Permanent Residency for more than 20 years. They will still have to answer 6 out 10 questions.

The English Proficiency test, also will not change. Applicants must show the ability to read and write one out of three sentences.

Please visit the USCIS website for more information or contact a reputable Immigration Attorney for your specific case.

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