My mom has a citizenship interview and she is nervous because she may not understand the instructions during the test. Can I go with her as an interpreter? She does not qualify for the 50/20 and 55/15 rule though.
No, as she is expected to read and write basic English.
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No, she can't have an interpreter. The most you can do is go and sit in the waiting room.
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A son or daughter may attend the citizenship interview of a parent as an interpreter.
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