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