USCIS requests applicant to bring his ID to the citizenship interview!!

A friend is due for a naturalization interview soon and he was concerned when he received from USCIS a "Pre-Interview Case File Review" letter printed on a yellow paper informing him that they have reviewed his file and his N-400 application and needed him to bring his state issued ID to the interview. It is given that every one should carry his ID with him however does any one knows why USCIS makes this explicit request to bring the state-issued ID to the naturalization interview? and have any one received this letter, attended his citizenship interview and found out what is the reason behind this strange request?

Chicago, IL -

Attorney Answers (3)

Neil Ian Fleischer

Neil Ian Fleischer

Immigration Attorney - Cincinnati, OH
Answered

OUr office receives these al the time. It is nothing to worry about in most cases

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Neil I Fleischer (513) 977-4209 www.immigrate2usa.com Note: Neil Fleischer is an attorney licensed in the State... more
F. J. Capriotti III

F. J. Capriotti III

Immigration Attorney - Portland, OR
Answered

There are a couple of possible reasons for this request (1) the application wasn't done with the assistance of an attorney and possibly wasn't complete; (2) there is a question of identity; or (3) the person has had criminal convictions and they want to arrest him.

Call a lawyer.

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J Charles Ferrari

J Charles Ferrari

Immigration Attorney - Los Angeles, CA
Answered

Because they need to verify that the person appearing at the interview is the person they need to interview. Nothing strange at all about the request.

J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more

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