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Updates to the Naturalization Interview Civics Test

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services have recently updated four questions on the civics test. If you are in the process of becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States and are studying for your civics test it is crucial that you review the acceptable answers to the four questions updated. The following four questions have been updated:

Questions:

20. Who is one of your state’s U.S. Senators now? 

UPDATE: The answer to this question may change as the result of elections, appointments, or retirements.

Give the name of one of your state’s current U.S. senators. For a list of current members of the U.S. Senate, please visit senate.gov.

Answers will vary. [District of Columbia residents and residents of U.S. territories should answer that D.C. (or the territory where the applicant lives) has no U.S. senators.]


23. Name your U.S. Representative. 

UPDATE: The answer to this question may change as the result of elections, appointments, or retirements.

Give the name of your current U.S. representative. For a list of current members of the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit house.gov.

Answers will vary. [Residents of territories with nonvoting delegates or resident commissioners may provide the name of that delegate or commissioner. Also acceptable is any statement that the territory has no (voting) representatives in Congress.]


43. Who is the Governor of your state now? 

UPDATE: The answer to this question may change as the result of elections, appointments, or retirements, depending on inauguration dates.

Give the name of your state’s current governor. For a list of current governors, please visit usa.gov/states-and-territories

Answers will vary. [District of Columbia residents should answer that D.C. does not have a governor.]


47. What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now? 

UPDATE: The House of Representatives generally elects the speaker of the House on the first day of every new Congress. The answer to this question may change after the election.

Give the name of the current speaker of the House. Visit uscis.gov/citizenship/testupdatesfor the name of the speaker of the House of Representatives.


If you have any questions regarding the new updates to the civics test please feel free to contact an immigration attorney for further assistance. 

Mercedes Riggs