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How do you prepare for your naturalization interview?

On Behalf of | Jun 14, 2022 | Immigration

Getting a visa lets you travel to the United States legally. A green card allows you to stay, possibly for the rest of your life. When you have legally been in the United States for a couple of years, naturalization will be the next step to take. 

Naturalization is the legal process by which you become a citizen. Provided that you file the right paperwork and theoretically qualify to become a citizen, you will have to attend an interview conducted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). 

What can you expect to happen during your naturalization interview? 

You answer questions about your application

The USCIS worker interviewing you may have questions about some of the information you provided or gaps in your application. You will need to be ready to effectively communicate about your personal history and your naturalization application in English. 

You will have to pass two tests 

Proving that you are of good moral character and that you meet the basic requirements to live in the United States is only part of the interview process. Applicants will also be subject to two mostly oral tests. 

There will be an English language test that will involve speaking and listening, as well as reading and writing. There will also be a civics test that requires people to answer questions in English. The USCIS provides the questions used for the civics test and a suggested vocabulary list for those who want to prepare ahead of time for these tests. 

Knowing what to expect during your USCIS interview and studying thoroughly will increase your chances of success when you apply to become a naturalized United States citizen.