N-400 US Citizenship Mock Interview Hi everyone. Welcome back to our Channel. The purpose of this video is to help you prepare for the naturalization interview and test. The interview situation in this video is an example of what an applicant may experience at an actual interview. The scenario is based on official USCIS materials and feedback from past applicants. This will give you a general idea of the interview format and what you should expect Keep in mind that your interview may be different from this one. In this scenario, the male applicant arrives at the USCIS office and is first greeted by the security guard. After passing through security, he proceeds to the customer service counter. The appointment is confirmed by the receptionist and he waits until he is called for the interview. Let’s get started. Part 1: Security and Customer Service Hello. Good morning. I’m here for my citizenship interview. Please give me your appointment letter and your ID. Here you go. (Hands the guard the appointment letter and ID.) Thank you. Please remove anything in your pocket and put them on the belt. Walk through the metal detector. (Puts everything on the belt
and walks through the metal detector.) Here are your belongings. Please proceed to the customer service area around the corner to the right. Thank you.
(Proceeds to the customer service area.) Good morning. How can I help you? I’m here for my citizenship interview Can I have your appointment letter and your ID please? Yes. Here’s my letter and my driver’s license. (Hands the customer service representative the appointment letter and ID.) Thank you. Please be seated. We will call you when your interview is ready. Thank you.
(Sits down in the waiting area.) Part 2: Introduction & Oath Mr. Joseph Weisman? Yes that’s me. I’m Officer Brown. I’ll be conducting your interview today. How are you doing? I’m fine. Thank you. Great. Please follow me. (Follows the Officer to her office.) Feel free to put your belongings next to
your chair, but please remain standing. Before we begin the interview, I’ll need
to place you under oath. Please raise your right hand. (Raises right hand.) Do you swear or affirm that the statements you will give today will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Yes. I do. Thank you. Please take a seat. Thank you.
(Sits down.) Before we start, I will take your picture and your fingerprints. Please look at the camera. (Looks at the camera with a neutral expression.) Thank you. Please put your left index finger on the scanner. (Puts his left index finger on the scanner.) And then your right index finger. (Puts his right index finger on the scanner.) Thank you. Part 3: Eligibility All right, we will start the interview now. I need to see your lawful permanent resident card, all of your passports, and state issued identification, please. Here are all the documents. (Hands over the documents.) Thank you. You are welcome. How long have you been a lawful permanent resident? I have been a lawful permanent resident for about six years. When did you become a permanent resident? I got my green card on March 1st, 2013. Part 4: Information about you What is your name? Joseph Wiseman. And have you used any other names? Yes, Joseph Frank Wiseman. Do you want to legally change your name? No. What is your date of birth? December 1st 1974. And where were you born? Cape Town, South Africa. Are you a citizen of South Africa? Yes. Part 5: Information about your residence And where are you currently living? 5224 Hollywood Street, Los Angeles, California. And how long have you been living at this address? I have been living there since May 2012. Has your address changed since you submitted your application form? No. What is your phone number with the area code? 310-559-1243 Part 6: Information about your parents Are either of your parents U.S. citizens? No, they’re not. Were your parents married before your 18th birthday? Yes, they were. Part 7: Information about your employment Are you currently employed? Yes, I am. Where do you work? I work at PenFed Credit Union. How long have you been working there? Three years. And what do you do? I’m a regional manager at my branch. Part 8: Time outside the United States Have you spent any time out of the United States for the past five years? Yes, I have. How many trips have you taken for the past five years? I have taken two trips. When was your last trip outside of the United States? Let me see. About six months ago I went back to South Africa for about two weeks. What was the purpose of your visit? To attend my sister’s wedding. Do you remember the date you returned to the United States? Yes, I came back on July 4th last year. Part 9: Information about your marital history Are you currently single, married, divorced, or widowed? I’m married. How many times have you been married? Only once. Can you show me your marriage certificate? Here you go.
(Gives her the marriage certificate.) When were you married? I was married on September 14th 2013. Is your wife a U.S. citizen? No, she’s Mexican. What’s her name? Maria Sanchez. Part 10: Information about your children Do you have any children? Yes, I have a daughter. When was she born? She was born on April 16th, 2015. Is she a U.S. citizen? Yes, Officer. What is your child’s relationship to you? She’s my biological child. Part 11: Additional information about you Have you ever claimed to be a U.S. citizen? No, I’ve never done that. Have you ever been declared legally incompetent or been confined to a mental institution? No, I have not. Do you owe any overdue Federal, state, or local taxes? No. Could you show me your tax return for the past five years? Sure. Here they are.
(Gives her all the tax documents.) Thank you. Have you ever been convicted of a crime or offense? No, never. Do you know what offense means? Umm.. I think that means minor crime or violation of the law. Correct. Have you ever been a member of the Communist Party? No. How about a terrorist organization? No. Have you ever been removed, excluded, or deported from the United States? No, I have not. Have you ever served in the U.S. Armed Forces? No, I have not. Do you support the Constitution and form of government of the United States? Yes, I do. Do you understand the full Oath of Allegiance to the United States? Yes, I do. What is an Oath of Allegiance to the United States? That means a promise to be loyal to the United States. Correct. Are you willing to take the full Oath of Allegiance to the United States? Yes, I’m willing to. Part 12: Confirming all the information on N-400 Please review this form and let me know if everything is correct. Okay.
(Reviews updated N-400 form.) That is correct. Great. Thank you. Next, I need you to sign your application. Please sign and print your name on the tablet. (Signs on the tablet.) Part 13: Civics Test Okay. Now we are going to move to the civics and reading and writing tests. Are you ready for your civics test? Yes. First question, what is freedom of religion? You can practice any religion or not practice a religion. Correct. There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them. I’m sorry. Can you repeat that? Sure. There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them. Any citizen can vote. Good. When is the last day you can send in Federal income tax forms? April 15th. Correct. When was the Constitution written? Hmm.. I’m not sure. That’s okay. Let’s try another one. Who is the Father of our country? I know that one. George Washington. Good. Name one state that borders Canada. New York. Good. Why does the flag have 13 stripes? Because there were 13 original colonies. Correct. All right. That’s six. You’ve passed that portion. Part 14: English Reading & Writing Test Now, let’s do the reading and writing test. Please read line number one out loud for me. How many Senators does Congress have? Good. Now, I need you to write the following sentence for me on the tablet. (Writing) Congress has one hundred Senators. Excellent. You’ve passed this portion also. Congratulations! Thank you so much. Part 15: Conclusion & Recommendation I’m recommending your application for approval and here’s a copy of your test results. (Gives the applicant Form N-652:Naturalization Interview Results.) If my recommendation is accepted, you will be sent a notice in the mail telling you when to come in for your oath ceremony. Do you have any questions at this point? No. Great. Then I’ll escort you to the customer service area. Thank you so much. You are welcome. Congratulations again. Well, that’s it. We hope this will help you prepare for your interview. Make sure to check out our other video that goes over what you should expect before, during, and after the interview. Good luck!