What Can I Expect During My Naturalization Interview?

Beginning the naturalization process is likely a very exciting moment for you. However, this is by no means an easy process. There are a lot of steps that you will need to take, one of which includes the naturalization interview. Essentially, this interview is a test to determine your basic knowledge of English, United States history, and the U.S. government. Continue reading to learn more about the naturalization interview and how an experienced US naturalization lawyer in Milwaukee, WI at the Sesini Law Group, S.C., can help you prepare for this moment.

What will my naturalization interview entail?

Firstly, your naturalization interview will be conducted by a member of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and will take place at your local USCIS office. You must arrive at your interview on time.

Next, the questions that you will be asked will pertain to your N-400 Form, which contains general information about the following:

  • Your country of origin.
  • Your parents.
  • Your employment status.
  • Your marital history.
  • Your time spent outside of the U.S.

In addition, you will be required to take an English language test and a civics exam. For your English language test, you must demonstrate your understanding of the English language through your ability to read, write, and speak basic English. And for your civics exams, you must demonstrate your understanding of the U.S. government and history.

What can I do to prepare for my naturalization interview?

In more detail, the following are ways in which you can prepare for both the English language test and the civics exam in your naturalization interview:

  • English language exam:
    • Speaking: your ability to speak and understand English will be determined throughout your conversations in your interview.
    • Reading: you must read aloud one of three sentences correctly. The Reading Test Vocabulary List will help you study for this portion.
    • Writing: you must write one of three sentences correctly. The Writing Test Vocabulary List will help you study for this portion.
  • Civics exam:
    • From a list of 128 civics test questions, you must correctly answer at least 12 of the 20 questions asked of you.

Importantly, you will be given two attempts to pass your naturalization interview. If you fail any of the tests at your initial interview, you will be retested on that portion anywhere between 60 to 90 days from the date of your initial interview.

You do not always find out the results of your naturalization interview on the same day, as you may have to provide more information or have another interview altogether. If you have any questions about your results, you must retain the services of one of the skilled Wisconsin immigration attorneys today.

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John Sesini is an experienced immigration attorney with offices in Green Bay and Milwaukee Wisconsin. Contact the Sesini Law Group, S.C., and schedule your initial consultation with our firm today.

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