Citizenship and Employment

Asked over 1 year ago - New York, NY

Do they usually ask questions about employment and how a person is supporting himself during citizenship interview? Do they ask for letters of employment?

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  1. Dean P Murray

    Contributor Level 18


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    Answered . Usually, they want proof that you have been paying taxes.

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  2. Jorge Luis Delgado

    Contributor Level 12


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    Answered . They ask for your employment history and whether you have failed to pay taxes. If you are not working the officer might wonder are you legally supporting yourself. They don't ask for letters of employment.

  3. Theodore John Murphy


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Yes, the interviewer will ask those questions and for letters of employment on occasion. You should also provide proof that you have been paying taxes for the past five years at least.

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  4. Yaniv Lavy

    Contributor Level 9


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    Answered . Employment history in normally not an issue during a naturalization interview. However, if you received the green card through employment you may be asked question about that. The most important things are your residency, length of trips outside the US, Criminal records and payment of taxes.

    Good Luck.

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