After you have properly submitted
your N-400 Naturalization application with USCIS you will receive FIRST a notice
for a biometrics appointment where you will have your picture and fingerprints
THEN you will receive a SECOND notice which will give you the time and date of your Naturalization interview. If you would like to hear more about that, please listen to our Biometric appointment talk.
Make sure to be at your interview on time. Ideally you will
be there 30 minutes before.
During the naturalization interview, a USCIS Officer will review your application and ask you questions about your background and the information you have provided.
You will then be asked to take an English and Civics test unless you qualify for an exemption or waiver. The English test requires you to be able to read, write and speak English. You must be able to read one out of three sentences correctly. You must also be able to write one out of three sentences correctly.
Then you will be asked a series of questions covering US History and government. You can see all the possible 100 questions they can ask on the USCIS website. You will be asked up to ten questions from the list of 100 questions. You MUST answer at least six out of the ten questions to pass the test.
You will have TWO opportunities to take these tests per application, which means that if you fail any portion of the test during the FIRST interview you will have ONE more chance to be retested on the portion of the test you failed within 90 DAYS.
Try not to be NERVOUS and try your hardest to just answer the questions asked. There is NO need to make small talk or joke with the USCIS immigration officer.
If you SUCCESSFULLY pass all the portions of the exam your application will be stamped as approved and you will receive in the mail a NOTICE providing the time and date of your swearing in ceremony.