Civics Test Updates

On the naturalization test, some answers may change because of elections or appointments. As you study for the test, make sure that you know the most current answers to the following questions: 20, 23, 28, 29, 39, 40, 43, 46 and 47. Answer the questions regarding elected or appointed officials with the name of the official who is serving at the time of your naturalization interview with USCIS.

* If you are 65 years old or older and have been a lawful permanent resident of the United States for 20 or more years, you may study just the questions that have been marked with an asterisk.

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

  • 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.]

Visit Your State’s Info to find your state’s U.S. Senators.

23. Name your U.S. Representative. 

  • 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.]

Visit Your State’s Info to find U.S. Representative.

43.Who is the Governor of your state now? 

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

Visit Your State’s Info to find the Governor of your state.

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

  • Nancy Pelosi
  • Pelosi

Updates on Government CLOSURE  (FAQs)

The current government shut-down can be confusing and alarming. Stay informed about how your immigration case will be impacted by the government shutdown by reading our FAQ below.

Can I still file a petition for immigrant status?

Yes. Immigration petitions can still be filed at any time. USCIS, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, office are open throughout the government shutdown. According to a statement by USCIS, “fee-for-service activities performed by USCIS are not affected by a lapse in annual appropriated funding.”  Since immigrants applying for benefits pay fees for their applications, immigration offices are able to stay open during the shutdown.


What if I have a petition that is already filed?

Your petition will continue to move forward despite the government shut-down. Filed petitions will not be abandoned during this time.

My fingerprint appointment is scheduled for this week. Should I go?

Yes.  USCIS offices including biometric processing centers are open during the shutdown.  If you do not go to your fingerprint appointment your case could be delayed.


Will my scheduled interview still happen?

Yes. If you have a scheduled interview, your interview will go foward. According to a USCIS statement, “all USCIS offices worldwide are open for interviews and appointments as scheduled.”

(Source: USCIS)


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