Important Updates to the Naturalization Test
USCIS has revised the civics portion of the naturalization test. All applicants for naturalization with a filing date on or after Dec. 1, 2020, will be required to take the 2020 version of the civics test. The English portion has not changed.
Applicants for naturalization with a filing date before Dec. 1, 2020, are required to take the 2008 version of the civics test.
For more information on the changes and to view the complete list of 128 civics questions and answers for the 2020 version of the civics test, please visit:
- Informational appointments are available to discuss the general citizenship process and how best to prepare for the citizenship test. (Please note: No legal advice is given or offered at appointments.)
- Free multi-week citizenship preparation courses
- Free one-on-one Citizenship Interview Practice sessions
- The Citizenship Corner, located in the Reference Room on the Second Floor of the library, has U.S. citizenship test preparation materials, including books, flashcards, and DVDs. These materials are all available for check out, thanks to funding from the Pollard Memorial Library Foundation And don’t forget the helpful web links that can be found below.
For more information on the Citizenship Program or to make an appointment, please call Gail at 978-918-3519.
8-week Citizenship Preparation Courses – All classes are taught via ZOOM.
Students have a choice:
Monday 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm. This class begins on Monday, October 26
Tuesday 6:00 pm- 8:15 pm This class begins Tuesday, October 27
Students need to indicate which class they are registering for on the library form. If you can attend either class, please type that.
Classes are small, so space is limited.
Once students register, you will receive an email registration confirmation and the ZOOM link for class.
Please note: To be eligible to take the Citizenship Preparation Course, students should be able to answer “yes” to the following questions:
- Have you been a lawful permanent resident (Green Card holder) of the U.S. for at least 5 years (3 years if married to a U.S. citizen)?
- Are you able to read, write, and speak intermediate English?
- Will you be able to attend all classes during the 10-week citizenship course?
If you are interested in registering for an upcoming citizenship class or for more information, please call Gail at 978-918-3519. (Please leave a message if she is unavailable.) You can also email Gail at email@example.com.
Becoming a U.S. Citizen: Helpful Resources from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):
• Learn about Naturalization/General Eligibility Requirements
• Apply for Citizenship
• Exceptions and Accommodations (to the naturalization requirements)
• Information on Filing a Fee Waiver
• Information on Filing a Reduced Fee Request
Preparing and Practicing for the Citizenship Test:
•USCIS: Civics Tools Study Tools Mobile App (USCIS)
What’s on the Test? (USCIS)
• Study Materials for the English Test (USCIS)
• Study Materials for the Civics Test (USCIS)
• Civics Practice Test (USCIS)
• Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship (Smithsonian National Museum of American History/USCIS)
•LearningExpress Library (Pollard Library Electronic Resource)
Select “Adult Learning Center,” then select “Become a U.S. Citizen.” This interactive tutorial consists of the 100 Civics questions
Other Helpful Web Resources:
• Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government
• El Civics for ESL Students
• U.S. Presidents of the United States/Our Government