Please stand up. Please raise your right hand. Do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? I promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Put down your hand. What did you promise? I promise that I will tell the truth. Please sit down. Thank you. Explain how you are eligible to become a US citizen. I have a Green Card. I’m a Green Card holder. I’ve been in this country for 15 years 15 years? Good . What is your full name? My full name is M. Jaya. Spell your last name Last name: M – U – T – H – U – R – A- J – A – N NOTE: Most examiners would ask if the applicant has any requested any ACCOMMODATIONS or EXEMPTIONS What is your date of birth? My date of birth is April 12, 1942 What is the on your permanent resident card? The date on my personal (permanent) resident card is …. My date of birth? The date on your Green Card. I need to look at it. I don’t remember. Okay, so maybe 15 years ago. What is your date 15 years ago? So this was 2004. 2004? Do you remember the month? The month must be April 2004. 2004. Do you have a date? Date? Maybe the 16th. April 16, 2004. Very good. What is your country of birth? My country of birth is India. What is your country of citizenship? Currently, it is India. Okay very good. What is your current home address? Do you live in Milpitas, San Jose, Fremont, Cupertino, or Sunnyvale? I live in Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale Have you lived anywhere else in the past five years? No. Do you work? I do not work. Are you retired? Yes, I am. What was your job before you are retired? Homemaker. (USCIS may ask further questions about financial support. Many retirees have pensions/savings or are supported by their family. Prepare your answer.) Have you traveled outside of the United States in the past 5 years? Only once for five days. When did you leave and when did you come back? I left in November 2017 and I came back December 2017. So this is maybe at the end of the month? Maybe Thanksgiving? Yes, correct. Where did you? I went to India. For five days?!?!?! Yes, yes. Gosh! That must have been crazy!!! (now do you have any–WRONG QUESTION) Are you married? No Are you single, married, widowed, or divorced? Widowed Do you have any children? Yes, I have a child. I have a son. One son. Now we are going to the Part 12 information. Have you ever claimed to be a US citizen? No Have you ever voted in the United States? No Did you vote in India? Yes. Very good. Have you ever been declared legally incompetent? No Do you belong to any groups or organizations? No Do you go to temple? Not that much. (I forgot to ask a very important question about TAXES) (USCIS asks everyone about taxes. Many retirees do not pay taxes because they don’t have an income.) (However some retirees do have income from investments. Prepare your correct response). Have you ever joined the army? No Have you ever been a terrorist? No Have you ever been a communist? No Have you ever hurt somebody or try to kill somebody? No Have you ever committed a crime? No Have you ever been arrested? No Have you ever been in jail? No Are you a habitual drunkard? No Are you sure? Yes. Have you ever used illegal drugs? No Can you give me an example of illegal drugs ? So for instance: is heroin an illegal drug? Heroin is an illegal drug. (Other examples: cocaine, opium) Is aspirin an illegal drug? No (wrong question) Do you support the Constitution and the laws of the United States? Yes, I do support. Are you willing to take the full Oath of Allegiance to the United States? Yes if the law requires it, are you willing to bear arms for the United States? Yes If the law requires it, are you willing to be a non-combatant in the United States Armed Forces? Yes Non-combatant? Are you using a gun or not using a gun? (Non-combatant) is not using a gun. Bear arms? Are you carrying a weapon? Yes If the law requires it, are you willing to help during a national emergency? Yes Do you promise everything you say is true? I promise Now I am going to ask you some (civics) questions. Does anybody have some cards? Name the US War between the North and the South. The Civil War Name one right only for United States citizens. the right to vote in a federal election (Freedom of speech–all people have this right, not just US citizens). Who did the United States fight in World War II? Repeat that, please. Who did the United States fight in World War II? Germany and Italy and Japan England? We are fighting with England. And India is fighting with England! What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment? Freedom of speech. one more (question) Why does the flag have 13 stripes? 13 (original) colonies Very good! Congratulations! You passed! Actually, he is a US citizen. Please take a photo of the Mom. He is practicing for his Mom. Happy Diwali!!!!!!