Naturalization interview!

New slfhsv
Jul 11 25 Comments

Finally, after 12 months of waiting, my naturalization interview has been scheduled for August.

I filed on the basis of 5 year GC, and I am preparing a shitton of documents to bring there: paychecks, rent contracts, bank statements, tax returns, proof that I changed employer but ended up doing same tasks and same pay, ...

I wanted to ask: if you’ve gone through the process yourself, what documents or weird questions did they ask you?

Thanks

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  • Microsoft H1N1_
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    Jul 11 1
    • New slfhsv
      OP
      You can just click the bell button on the top right corner and it will automatically follow without needing to post a comment.
      Jul 11
  • Deloitte
    bananafone

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    bananafonemore
    I know this isn’t what you asked, but congrats on approaching the end of a challenging and long process OP. I dog on illegal immigrants a lot, but in my book, legal ones are ALWAYS welcome here.

    Welcome home. 🇺🇸
    Jul 11 2
    • New slfhsv
      OP
      Thanks. It took 10 years of visas: 1 year of J1, 3 years of H1B, 5 years of GC, and 1 year of GC + waiting for citizenship interview.

      I realize that most immigrants actually have it worse than me (especially Indians), but that was still a very long time.
      Jul 11
    • Deloitte
      bananafone

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      bananafonemore
      Agreed, and I’d love to see legislation making it easier and faster for highly skilled people to achieve residency (and ultimately citizenship) legally. I hope we’ll get there eventually.
      Jul 11
  • Uber uZ9mM
    2 hards and a medium.
    Jul 11 0
  • Uber / Eng
    sight

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    sightmore
    They have a booklet that lists all of the civic and history questions that they will ask you (they will ask you 10 out of 100 possible questions). Get a copy of the booklet, or you can find the PDF here:

    https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/USCIS/Office%20of%20Citizenship/Citizenship%20Resource%20Center%20Site/Publications/PDFs/M-638_red.pdf?download=1

    The USCIS site also has videos that walk you through the process and what to expect:
    https://youtu.be/SDb9_CqPUTQ

    The documents should already be filed with your N400 form. At the interview they’ll just ask you questions about what you put on the form. These questions are to validate that you can understand and speak English and to confirm the information that you have already submitted.
    Jul 11 0
  • eBay / Product blitzer
    12 months to get naturalization interview?? Wtf 😳😳
    Jul 11 5
    • New slfhsv
      OP
      Yeah man, SF is super backlogged
      Jul 11
    • eBay / Product blitzer
      So should we try to book an appt a year before?
      Jul 11
    • New slfhsv
      OP
      You should file as soon as you become eligible, there’s no book appointment. You need to file the application and wait.
      Jul 11
    • Uber / Eng
      sight

      Uber Eng

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      sightmore
      It’s not just SF. The wait times across the nation are 12-18 months.
      Jul 11
    • Apple / Eng Marijuana
      Because USCIS folks have been moved around to handle the border asylum cases.
      Jul 11
  • Nvidia walkRandom
    Congrats OP. What documents are you taking to prove that the 2 jobs are similar?
    Jul 11 4
    • New slfhsv
      OP
      Mostly the 2 offer letters showing that the role is the same.
      Jul 11
    • Nokia McPL03
      I'm about to start the process in a few months. Just curious why it matters that the roles were the same
      Jul 11
    • New slfhsv
      OP
      Because I switched shortly after getting the green card, and I want to make sure I won’t get in trouble.
      Jul 12
    • Nokia McPL03
      I see. Thanks, this is useful!
      Jul 12
  • Nokia McPL03
    Why would one have to prove that tasks remained the same when switching employers?
    Jul 11 1
    • New slfhsv
      OP
      Because I switched shortly after getting the green card, and I want to make sure I won’t get in trouble.
      Jul 12
  • ARM JIfV62
    They asked me nothing other than information on travel since I applied . I just handed over a copy of my update I94 travel record . I had a parking ticket and an amended tax return and mentioned both but was waved away when I offered documentation . In and out in about 20 mins, most of it spent waiting quietly as they completed everything , approved me and queued me for the oath ceremony .
    Jul 11 1
    • New slfhsv
      OP
      Thanks! I hope mine is going to be just like yours!
      Jul 11
  • Amazon redocteel
    Make sure you study the leadership principles.
    Jul 11 0
  • New OUSD82
    Learn 100 civic questions and you are good to go.
    Jul 11 0
  • They used to ask questions on US history, politics and English speaking skills.
    Jul 11 0