Sharing my citizenship interview experience for NYC filers
Since I got done with my interview (Manhattan field office), I thought I will share below my experience and timelines for those interested.
August end, 2019: Form N-400 received, biometrics appointment scheduled
September mid, 2019: biometrics appointment
October early, 2020: Interview scheduled (first notice)
November mid, 2020: Interview attended
My interview was at the federal plaza. I went about 20 mins early, went through the security check, took elevators to the designated room (as listed on the notice) and checked in at the counter by the entryway to get a token. (Make sure to wear the appropriate face mask as per USCIS guidelines) I waited for about 15-20 mins before being called in by the interviewing officer. The officer was cordial, and the interview lasted for about 30 mins. I was first asked to take an oath to speak the truth. I was then tested on the history/civics, reading and writing bit. This was followed by going over my application.
Civics test questions:
Name 2 cabinet level positions.
Who is the Governor of your state?
Name one of the longest rivers.
Why did colonists fight the British?
Who signs bills to make laws?
What are the 2 major political parties in the USA?
Reading test (on iPad): How many US senator are there
Writing (on iPad): There are one hundred senators
One day after the interview, my online case status changed to: Oath Ceremony was scheduled, and the notice appeared in the document tab after 3 days. My oath ceremony has been scheduled for mid December (I did not request for name change, so this is not judicial).
I want to thank this community for their support through the process and my best wishes to all.
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