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Below is a link to the 2008 version of the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) civics practice test used to study for the civics portion of the U.S. naturalization test. This part of the test covers knowledge of U.S. history and U.S. government! There are others language versions of this test but remember that the actual test is in English! 

For further details please review the USCIS Web Page, “Welcome to the 2008 Civics Practice Test! 

> Start Practice Test (Practice test contains 20 questions!) 

USCIS has announced that it will only except the 08/19/22 edition of Form N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions as of November 21, 2022. This form is used to apply for an exemption from the English language requirements, civics, or both due to a physical or developmental disability or mental impairment, the language requirement and civics test are normally part of becoming a U.S. citizen. This revised form is shorter and easier to fill out and will allow a medical professional to complete the form during a telehealth appointment! 

For further details please review the USCIS Factsheet, “Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions, Form N-648, English Language Exemptions, and Accommodations (PDF) 

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) hosted many Veterans Day naturalization ceremonies across this great country! They welcomed veterans, active service members and their family members as new citizens! USCIS had over 50 ceremonies with over 3,900 newly naturalized citizens taking the Oath of Allegiance. USCIS Director Ur M. Jaddou stated, “USCIS is grateful to all members of the U.S. military, veterans, and their families who have put their faith and trust in America. We are honored to have a role in supporting non-citizen service members on their citizenship journey, so they can become citizens of the country they have already sworn to protect,”! 

Please view this USCIS News Release for more information: USCIS Hosts Special Naturalization Ceremonies in Honor of Veterans Day 

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To celebrate the 246th Independence Day, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) held 140 naturalization ceremonies between July 1 and July 8 across America. These combined ceremonies totaled over 6,600 new citizens to our country!

USCIS Director Ur M. Jaddou stated, “There is nothing more patriotic than making the choice to be an American. This July 4, I’m proud to celebrate the more than 6,600 people who have invested their lives and hopes in our nation as new U.S. citizens. Our country will be stronger and more diverse because of the choice they have made.”

Please view this USCIS News Release for more details: USCIS Celebrates Independence Day 2022 and Continues its Commitment to Naturalization

USCIS has a great resource web page, “Citizenship Resource Center”! They have centralized available online information about becoming a U.S. Citizen. This web page includes citizenship preparation materials and activities and is divided in to three main section:

Learners – Prepare for U.S. Citizenship

Educators – Welcome Teachers

On Friday, September 17, 2021, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) celebrated the 234th Constitution and Citizenship Day by welcoming over 21,000 new citizens in 335 naturalization ceremonies across this wonderful country.

USCIS Director, Ur M. Jaddou stated, “Citizenship Day and Constitution Day are special days at USCIS – an agency where many people come to work every day to help those at home and abroad realize the full meaning of U.S. citizenship. As we take time to reflect on what citizenship means to each of us, let us share in the commitment to invest fully in this country’s promise to be a place of hope and possibilities for all.”

Please view this USCIS News Release for more details: USCIS to Welcome 21,000 New Citizens in Celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

Nearly 760,000 individuals became naturalized citizens every year between the FY 2015 and FY 2019 period! The total was over 3.7 million new naturalized citizens during that period. The linked fact sheet below summarizes the data from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization records to provide information on the demographic characteristics of these new citizens.

Link to PDF of Full Report: Characteristics of People Who Naturalized Between FY 2015 and FY 2019

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To celebrate the 245th Independence Day, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) held 170 naturalization ceremonies between June 30 and July 7 across America. These combined ceremonies totaled over 5,400 new citizens to our country!

Acting USCIS Director Tracy Renaud stated. “We are committed to promoting policies and procedures that ensure we operate fairly and efficiently and continue to encourage and embrace the full participation of the newest Americans in our democracy.”

Please view this USCIS News Release for more details: USCIS to Celebrate Independence Day with Naturalization Ceremonies Across the Country

President Biden has recorded a welcoming video for newly sworn in U.S. citizens! The video will be used during the naturalization ceremonies and thanks them for choosing the United States. Biden states, “I want to thank you for choosing us and believing that America is worthy of your aspirations,”. He goes on to say, “You all have one thing in common: Courage. The courage it takes to sacrifice and make this journey. The courage to leave your homes, your lives, your loved ones, and come to a nation that is more than just a place but rather an idea,”.

Please view this CNN News Article for more details: Biden records video welcoming new US citizens for naturalization ceremonies

USCIS Video: President Biden USCIS Naturalization Ceremony Video (YouTube)

The USCIS is returning to the Citizenship Testing and Testing Procedure to the 2008 version! This is the version used before the Trump Administration changed it in the last month leading up to the new Biden Administration taking office! This action by the USCIS is following President Biden’s Executive Order, “Executive Order on Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans”!

For complete details, please review USCIS News Release, “USCIS Reverts to the 2008 Version of the Naturalization Civics Test”.

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