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3 Tips for Preparing for Your Citizenship Interview

After filing your Naturalization or Citizenship application, you will be scheduled for an interview with a USCIS officer. The interview will be scheduled based on the processing times at your local USCIS office. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your interview:

  1. Practice with a partner for your U.S. History exam

The first part of your Citizenship interview is the U.S. History exam. You will be required to get 6 out of 10 questions correctly. You will also need to answer the questions in English, unless you qualify for an exception.

It can be helpful to practice for the exam in the same way that you will take the exam. Before the exam, have a friend or family member practice answering the questions with you. Try to practice with an oral exam because that is the same format you will have the day of the interview. Practice with the list of history questions that USCIS provides on their website.

2. Review your Application before the Interview

Before your interview, remember to get a copy of your Naturalization application (Form N400) so you can study the information and make sure that all the information is accurate. The USCIS officer will review the information on your application and update the form. Additionally, the officer will ask the questions listed on the form. It is important to be familiar with these questions so you can answer honestly and correctly.

3. Bring all Required Documents

When you are scheduled for your Citizenship interview at USCIS, you will be sent an interview notice. This notice lists the required documents the officer will need to review for your upcoming interview. Remember to bring all the listed documents. The documents should be organized and a copy should be provided as well (unless they were submitted with your application). If any documents are not in English, you should also provide a certified translation to the interview. You will need to provide your passport and lawful permanent resident card among the other requested documents.

If you have any additional questions about the citizenship process, please contact Jaclyn K. O'Connor, P.A. We would be happy to help you through this process. Please call 954-530-9288 or email us at

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