2020 US Citizenship Interview and Test Official | Examen de Ciudadanía Americana N-400 Interview

U.S. Citizenship Mock Interview The purpose of this video is to help applicants to prepare for the naturalization interview and test. The interview situations in this video are examples of what an applicant may experience at an actual interview. The mock interview is based on the official materials from USCIS. This will give you a general idea what you should expect. Keep in mind that your interview will be different from this one. Part 1:Introduction & Oath Ms. Sanchez Yes Officer, that’s me Hi, I’m Officer Wilson.
I’ll be interviewing you today. How’s your day going so far? Great. Thank you for asking. Great. Please follow me. Before we start the interview,
I’ll need to place you under oath. Please remain standing and raise your right hand. Do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Yes, I do. What did you just promise? I promise to tell the truth. Thank you. Please take a seat. Thank you. Are you ready? I am a bit nervous, but I am ready. Let’s start the interview then. Do you have any questions before we begin? No. How did you get here today? My son drove me here. Okay. Why do you want to become an American citizen? I believe in the form of government in the US and I would like to vote. Part 2: Eligibility How are you eligible to become a U.S. citizen? I’m over 18 years old and I have been a legal permanent resident for five years. Okay. Could you show me your passports,
your green card, and your state issued ID, please? Sure officer, here are all of the documents. Great, thank you. Not a problem. Part 3: Information about you. What is your current legal name? Maria Anna Sanchez Can you spell your family name for me please? S A N C H E Z Is the name on your permanent resident card the same as your current legal name? Sorry officer, can you repeat the question? Is the name on your permanent resident
card the same as your current legal name? Yes, officer. And have you used any other names? Yes, Maria Sanchez and Maria Fleming. Do you want to change your name? No sir. When did you become a permanent resident? I apologize Officer. I made a mistake on my application form. I actually got my green card on April 15 2014, not May 15th 2014. Thank you for pointing that out. so I want to confirm that you got your green card on April 15 2014, correct? Correct. What is your date of birth? August 15 1978. What is your country of birth? Mexico City, Mexico. What is your country of nationality? Mexico Are you requesting any accommodations because of a disability? No. I am not. Part 4: Information about your residence What is your current home address? 806 Houston Street, New York City, New York How long have you lived at your current home address? I have been living there since July 2017. What is your previous home address? My previous address was 210 Clearwater Drive, Miami, Florida Has your address changed since you submitted your application form? No. What is your phone number with the area code? 908-314-1454 Part 5: Information about your employment How do you support yourself? I have a full-time job. Where do you work? I work at Saint Joseph’s Hospital. How long have you been working there? About two years. Where did you work before that? I worked at Memorial Hospital before that. And what do you do at St. Joseph Hospital? I am a nurse practitioner. Part 6: Time outside the United States Have you taken any trips outside of the United States during the last five years? Yes I have. How many trips have you taken during the past five years? I have taken four trips total. How many total days did you spend outside the U.S.? I was outside the U.S. for about 120 days. Tell me about your last trip. When did you leave? I left the U.S. on June 29th last year. When did you return to the U.S.? I came back on July 14th. And where did you go? I went to France with my kids. What was the purpose of your visit? It was a family vacation. I needed a break. Did you visit any other places during the trip? Yes, we also stopped by London. Part 7: Information about your marital history Okay. What is your current marital status? I am divorced. How many times have you been married? Only once. What was your prior spouses name? Sorry Officer. What does that mean? I meant what was your ex-husbands name? Ah. I see. His name is James Fleming. Is he a U.S. citizen? Yes, he was born a U.S. citizen. Can you show me your marriage and divorce certificates? Sure. Here they are. When did you get divorced? I got my divorce in March 2018. Part 8: Information about your children Do you have any children? Yes, I have a son and a daughter. What are your children’s names? Peter Fleming and Jennifer Fleming. When were they born? My son was born on September 18 1987. My daughter was born on April 21st 1993. Where do they live? My son lives in Chicago by himself and
my daughter still lives with me. Are they U.S. citizens? Yes, they were both born in Florida. What are your children’s relationship to you? They are both my biological children. Part 9: Additional information about you Okay. Let us move on to the next section. Have you ever claimed to be a U.S. citizen? No I’ve never done that. Have you ever voted in any U.S. election? No, I have not. Do you have any title of nobility in a foreign country? I don’t Have you ever been declared legally incompetent? No, Officer. Have you ever failed to file your taxes or owe any taxes? No. I always file my taxes on time and do not have any overdue taxes. Do you belong to any groups or organizations? Yes, I am a member of the American Heart Association. How long have you been a member? Since 1995. Have you ever been a member of the Communist Party? No, I’ve never been a Communist. How about a member of a totalitarian party? No, I have never been. What is a totalitarian party? A totalitarian party has complete control over everything and the people have no power. Have you ever advocated the overthrow of any government by either force or violence? No. Have you ever been arrested or committed a crime? No. Never. Have you ever married someone to get an immigration benefit? No. Part 10: Attachment to the Constitution Do you support the Constitution and form of government of the United States? Yes, I do. What is the Constitution? It is the supreme law of the land. Do you understand the full Oath of Allegiance to the United States? Yes, I do. Are you willing to take the full Oath of Allegiance to the United States? Yes, I’m willing to. Are you willing to help the government during a national emergency? I am. Do you promise that everything you said is true? I do. Part 11: Confirming all the information on N-400 Next, I need you to sign your application. I made some changes based on your answers. Please review and make sure everything is correct. okay. That is correct. Please sign and print your name here and here. Great. Thank you. Part 12: English Reading & Writing Test okay. Shall we do the reading and writing tests? Yes, I’m ready. Please read line number one out loud for me. Who was Abraham Lincoln? Good. Now I need you to write this down for me. Lincoln was the president during the Civil War. (Writing)
(The answer is incorrect) Let’s try another sentence. Columbus Day is in October. (Writing) Excellent. You’ve passed the reading and writing tests. Part 13: Civics Test Are you ready for your history and government test? Yes. First question. What did the Declaration of Independence do? Declared our independence from Great Britain. Why do some states have more representatives than other states? because they have more people. Good. If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes president? the Attorney General. That is not correct. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government? To create an Army. Correct. what is the capital of your state? Albany. What is one responsibility that is only for a United States citizens? Vote in a federal election. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy? hmm. I am not sure. That’s okay. Let’s try another one. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers. Alexander Hamilton Great. Alright. That’s six. You’ve passed the civics test also. Congratulations. Thank you so much. Part 14: Conclusion & Recommendation Since you’ve passed the tests and met all of the requirements, I’m submitting your application for approval. If there are no other issues, you will get a notice in the mail regarding your oath ceremony date. Do you have any questions at this point? Yes. Do you know how long it will take for me to receive the notice? I will say probably within two to four weeks. Any other questions? Thank you. I have no further questions. Great. Then I’ll bring you back to the customer service area. Thank you. Have a good day. Same to you and congratulations again. The End. This concludes the interview

Michael Martin

100 Responses

  1. Hell I’ve made some mistakes when I filled out my n 400 about 4 mistakes can you tell can I correct them at the interview

  2. Sorry for confused that The applicant born on 1978 and her son born on 1987… Thank You very much for your video!!!

  3. Can someone help me out I am so nervous but also so excited about my upcoming interview on the 8/28/2019. My interview is in Maryland and I wanted to know if it a problem if my last name in both my passport and green card is different from my last name in my I’d card,please someone help me and anyone that has already gone for their interview in July and how was it? Thank y’all and waiting for the reply

  4. Thank you very much for the video, i have an interview in 5 days. Pray for me please 🙏🏻 However i did realize that on the application I had forgotten to mention a part time job I did for 3 weeks before my current job, can I still correct it during the interview?

  5. Hi there, thank you for this video. My husband makes a mistake in his N-400 form. He has 2 children but he mentioned only one in the form. How he can correct that please.

  6. FInally I became a citizen of USA on 22nd August.
    My interview was on August 09th.
    And Ceremony was 22nd of August.
    It's very easy, so don't be afraid of the interviewer.

    Thank u so much for uprolad those videos.

    Good luck future citizens.
    It helped me a lot.


  7. Can you print out your n400 and take it with you into the interview? Also, if you bring your passport and other documents like your marriage certificate and green card, do you get it all back?

  8. Hello, I'm planning to take US citizenship test/interview but the small problem is I am profoundly deaf (I can speak) but with answering questions might be confusing me but could I allowed to have a interpreter here while taking test so I could understand the officers better


  9. I submitted my application couple days ago, and reading these comments I realized that I have collision 4 years ago, and also a parking ticket, which I paid for, I didn’t mention that in application, thinking they were only asking about criminal offence and not traffic violation, can someone tell me in the interview when officer will review N-400 in which question number I can have them add this details?

  10. I applied on 09/26/2019 – electronically, got receipt number after paying fees.
    09/28/2019 – Got update that they scheduled my biometrics Appointment and I will receive it in the mail, I have uscis app downloaded for case status.
    Biometrics scheduled for 10/17/2019
    😃 To be continued…

  11. I passed my citizenship 2 days ago 🙏
    My interview went very well, the officer she was very nice and the interview like casual conversation . She asked me first the Civic test and I got 6 correctly . 1. What do we show loyalty to when say the pledge of allegiance? Answer . The flag. 2. When do we celebrate Independence day? Answer . July 4
    3. How many senators are there ? Answer 100 . 4. In what month do we vote for president? Answer .November 5. There are four amendments to the constitution about who can vote describe one of them. Answer. Citizens eighteen and older can vote. 6 . Where is the statue of liberty? Answer. New york harbor . And then she proceed to the reading and wring test . Reading test " Who lives in the white house? and then Writing test ' The president lives in the white house.
    After I passed the civic test ,reading and writing . That the time she make me an oath before she start asking about my N-400 form .
    I am married to U.S Citizen so she asked more about my married etc . She even asked my husband passport and birth certificate and also our joint Income tax form for 5 years . After she review my N-400 . She photocopy all my documents before I left the office . Like our joint tax return,my husband passport, birth cert, my passport and green card . So make sure bring all docs you don't know what they gonna ask and also your partner passport incase they will ask like mine I didnt't expect she gonna ask my husband passport I'm glad i bought his passport . One more thing she asked also where we meet ? So good luck everyone you can do it 👌Just study and review your application before your interview.

  12. I have a question about my form N 400, I made some mistake on my N400 should I tell the officer first or just wait to he start reviewing that part were I made those mistake , I don't want to look rude or cocky, Thank you so much

  13. I really want to thank you for all your help. I passed my test today.This was my experience in Tampa: I arrived 20 minutes early, was given a number and seated. I waited over an 10 minutes to be called in. The officer was very nice. Had me raise my right hand and promise to tell the truth. Take a picture and fingerprints.  Answered 6 civics questions:
    1. Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?
    Because some states have more people.
    2. Who makes federal laws?
    3. What did Susan B. Anthony do?
    Fought for women's rights.
    4. When do we celebrate Independence Day?
    July 4
    5. Name two national U.S holidays.
    Thanksgiving and Labor Day.
    6. What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?
    Vote in federal election.

    Read one sentence:
    Who elects Congress?

    Wrote one sentence:
    The people elect Congress.
    Personal questions:
    Full name
    Day of birth
    Social security number
    Address and how long I have been living in my home.
    Phone number
    If I work and what I do.
    Trips, the day a leave the country.
    If I was marry my husband name and his birthday
    If I had children, how many name and date of birth
    If my parents were marry before my 18 years old
    Went over my N-400 wasn't ask to define any of the yes or no questions. She just ask me why I want to become an American citizen. My English is not perfect but I was over prepared. So my advice is practice, practice and practice. Good luck to you all.

  14. Estoy feliz hace una semana pase mi examen fue tan rapido y facil solo fue de 7 minutos.sus videos me ayudaron de muchooooo

  15. Hello everyone,
    I have a question about the naturalization certificate. How do I sign it? Do i need to sign it exactly as on my picture ? O in a different way?
    Thank you

  16. Estoy muy feliz hoy eh pasado mi examen de ciudadanía era mi segunda oportunidad ya que la primera me tocó un oficial no tan amable pero gracias a Dios hoy pase gracias a estos vídeos q han sido de gran ayuda thanks

  17. If I have 2 parking tickets but those are more than 5 years and I paid them all ready and I don't have the receipts. What can I do?

  18. Mi interview es mañana estoy muy nerviosa me se todas las preguntas pero no tengo copia del n-400 y eso me tiene más nerviosa no tengo nada que ocultar pero no aguanto los nervios recen por mi

  19. I am learning new things from onwards.Ooh my God that the way I told the Usci officer that i was little bit nervous when i enter their office for the first time.

  20. hi, my interview is on this December. I made 4 mistakes on my N400. I put wrong date in residence, and education. Also incorrect counted travel days, and I did not mention layover country which was less than 24 hours and I also had stamps on my passport. I’m very worried since I never made so many mistakes on such important documents. Please give me advice, should I printed out the corrected form and let the Officer know and when should I tell him/her? Would I be considered ineligible cause of those mistakes?! 🙏🏻

  21. Hi, I'm helping a 78-year old relative. She became a legal permanent resident in July 2010. So her greencard will expire in July 2020. She is considering to apply for US Citizenship, but she doesn't understand/speak English much and is afraid that she may not pass the USCIS interview/test. Q1: Can I accompany her to the USCIS interview?. Q2: What will happen if she doesn't pass the US citizenship interview/test? Will she become an illegal with overstayed status after her greencard is expired?. Q3: Should she renew her greencard first before applying for US citizenship, in order to be safe? Thank you in advance for your response.

  22. Hi, I would like to thank you for all your videos. I pass my Citizenship Interview!!! Without any problem This video was an amazing help for me. Every time I was studying with this video I asked to my self? if all the immigration officers are as polite as this one on this video, and then I said to my self again? because if is like this one I won’t be as nervous as I think I will be the day of my interview. I had a very nice and very polite woman officer I was very nervous when she called my name, but as she asked me questions in a very polite way I wasn’t nervous any more and I was able to answer all my questions correctly, so thank you so much again for this and all you videos and thank you for all you do.

  23. Hello, can some one help me? I’m not good English and I’m trying. I have my interview on December 10. But I lost passport about 6 months ago? I’m scared a lot. I just have green card and iD. Is it ok? And I made one mistake on N400 about my ex husband name. His name ‘s James Le. But his old name was Huu Le. I wrote Huu Le on N400. Please help me!!

  24. Hi, I just apply Application N-400 on Nov 14,2019 but, I don’t exactly remembered my last day of school or last day of house moved to another state. Does it’s deny my interview or do I have to tell them that I don’t remember my last of school or last day moved a house.

  25. I'm having my interview tomorrow. I studied all the 100 questions and I know all the answer by heart, but it will be different when I'm there, I'm sure , with the pressure. Also, I have all my passports but when my Father past away on 2016 my passport from my country was expired and I got a travel route to leave the country. I renewed my passport when I was there and it's showing on my current passport the date I came back, but I don't have a copy of the travel route letter I got. I really hope it won't be a problem, but it's a worry .

  26. I am 18 years old and I am going to take the naturalization test, but most of these questions are related to marital status and children and jobs. Since I am a full-time university student I do not have a job. Are the questions going to be different or is there a separate video about younger applicants? I feel like this does not help me enough…

  27. Hi officer, can you help me to answer the question"how do you support your self?" Because I am not working right now, I stay at home to take care of my children. Thanks.

  28. Have u fail to file your taxes or owe any taxes? .My husband file tax for me every year and i stay home take care my childen.i don't go to work. so could you teach me how to answer the question? thank you.

  29. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the Federal government. What is one power of the Federal government ? " to print money" is not the correct answer ?

  30. How about this one ? What did the Declaration of Independence do ?

    Answer: (it) said that the United States is free

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