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Citizenship Interviews in Savannah: What to Expect

Dwight T. Feemster
Dwight is a civil and criminal attorney in Georgia.
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You’ve already completed all of the necessary steps to reach this point, and now the interview is just around the corner. If you’re like many immigrants, getting ready for your naturalization interview in Savannah is scary. You may worry that you’ll do something to cause your American citizenship to be denied.

As the day nears, knowing what to expect and having a plan in place will help calm your nerves.

The Day of Your Citizenship Interview in Savannah

On the day of the interview, it is important that you arrive with enough time to spare. This will help you keep a level head giving you plenty of time to find parking, and the location of your interview.

After you show your identification and go through a security checkpoint, you’ll be asked to sit in a waiting room. Plan to sit and wait for a long period of time. We recommend bringing something to do to take your mind off the upcoming interview. This will help you pass the time and be less nervous.

The Citizenship Interview Process

Once you’re called back into the interview room, you will go through the following steps to determine whether you are approved or denied:

  • The officer will review your N-400 application. You should have reviewed this in advance so that you are familiar with the questions they may ask.
  • The officer will ask you to confirm whether any of the circumstances on your N-400 application has changed. Examples of these changes includes having a child, traveling outside of the United States, being accused of a crime, or getting a divorce.
  • The officer will put your English skills to the test. This includes asking you to write a sentence using specific vocabulary words. Review these ahead of time on the USCIS website.
  • The officer will ask you some historical questions about the United States. In order to pass, you must answer six out of ten correct.

The officer will let you know whether you passed as soon as your interview is over. If approved, you will be invited to a swearing-in ceremony. If you do not pass, you will receive paperwork that explains why. You can appeal the decision, or reapply.

If you need additional support in applying and preparing for your citizenship interview, our Richmond Hill immigration lawyers might be able to help. Contact us today to talk about your immigration needs.

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