Helpful Tips to Get Through Your U.S. Citizenship Interview

Person filling out citizenship documents Becoming a U.S. citizen is a dream most immigrants have for a long time. In order to become a citizen, you will have to perform a variety of tasks.

One of the most important parts of the U.S. citizenship process is the interview. During this interview, you will be asked a variety of questions. The answers you give play a big role in regards to whether or not your citizenship request is approved.

The following are some tips on how to prepare for your U.S. citizenship interview.

Things to Do Prior to the Interview

The main thing you need to think about before this interview is the material you will be quizzed on.

Generally, you will be given a total of 10 questions. In order to pass the interview, you will need to be able to answer a minimum of 5 questions. You need to also prepare for questions about your family and your eligibility for citizenship.

By going through the various questions on the citizenship application, you will be able to prepare yourself for the questions you will be asked during the interview. You need to also gather any documents that will need to be seen during the interview and put them in a folder. Going into this interview organized and ready to get down to business can help you greatly.

What to Do on the Day of the Interview

While you will probably feel nervous on the day of your interview, you will need to do your best to remain calm.

As anyone who has been through the immigration and naturalization process will tell you, keeping calm will serve you well during the interview process.

Be sure to pick out your best outfit to wear to the interview. This will help to show the person interviewing you just how important becoming a citizen is to you. Be sure you are on time or there a bit early. The last thing you want to do is to make the person interviewing you wait.

During Your Interview

The first thing that will happen in this interview is that the USCIS office will ask to see your identification and will place you under oath.

They will then go on to ask about your background and get some information regarding why you want to become a U.S. citizen.  You will also be quizzed on your ability to speak and read English.

If you are not sure about a question you are asked, you will need to ask the officer to repeat it rather than guess. The last thing you want to do is make it look like you are trying to hide something, which is why being as truthful as possible is essential during this interview process.

Also Read: Differentiating Between U.S. Citizenship And a U.S. Green Card

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