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    What should be the dress code for Naturalization interview ?
    - Suit ? or just dress shirt and pant ?
    For Civic questions, do we have to explain the answers in detail or just whatever given in test prep book ?
    Do we have to carry all the documents required like birth certificate and such ? or just the list of documents specified in the yellow document check list ?

  • #2
    Originally posted by aubonpain View Post
    What should be the dress code for Naturalization interview ?
    - Suit ? or just dress shirt and pant ?
    For Civic questions, do we have to explain the answers in detail or just whatever given in test prep book ?
    Do we have to carry all the documents required like birth certificate and such ? or just the list of documents specified in the yellow document check list ?
    #1. Dress - can't be too casual. However, suit is not required. Dress shirt and pant, as you said, would do fine.

    #2. Civics - If the IO says "Name One", you name one, if the IO says "Name Two", you name name two, and no more. There are not going to be descriptive questions, and it is all from the book.
    ** Edit - IO might say "what is" - any one valid answer is sufficient there. ** End Edit

    #3. Documents - Minimum is what is asked. You can carry more if you expect scrutiny in some area (marriage, employment, taxes, tickets) ... this is mostly for safety otherwise the IO will ask you to bring them back or issue an RFE. If you got the yellow letter, most likely they already scrutinized the key things they need.
    GC: EB1: 1999 ==> 2004. 3 yr delay due to lost file. N400: San Jose. Apr'09 ==> Aug'09.
    I am not a lawyer, forum police, moderator, moralizer or an immigration officer. If I sound like one, use "your" best judgement.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by aubonpain View Post
      What should be the dress code for Naturalization interview ?
      - Suit ? or just dress shirt and pant ?
      For Civic questions, do we have to explain the answers in detail or just whatever given in test prep book ?
      Do we have to carry all the documents required like birth certificate and such ? or just the list of documents specified in the yellow document check list ?
      Just dress shirt and pant will do. The answers to civics questions are usually one or two words. The civics test is simple one with 10 questions. Carry all the original docs with you just in case, but IO is more likely to asks questions on your N-400. Good luck!
      Last edited by sudha1999; 5th October 2009, 03:33 AM.
      DO: San Francisco
      N-400 Application
      RD: 05/18/09
      PD: 05/18/09
      FP: 06/24/09
      IL : 07/06/09
      ID: 08/25/09
      OL: 11/07/09
      ----------------------------
      US Citizen : 11/19/09
      Passport Applied : 11/20/09
      Passport Recvd : 12/16/09
      _________________________
      OCI Card Applied: 12/23/09
      Documents Printed: 12/31/09
      Documents Dispatched: 01/04/10
      US Passport Mailed: 01/04/10
      Documents Recvd at CGISF: 01/12/10
      OCI Card & US Passport Recvd: 01/13/10

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      • #4
        I went in with buttoned, short sleeve shirt and khaki pants. I saw a man in shorts and t-shirt in the ceremony :O
        FILED LC: 05/22/2000 GC AD: 06/29/2004
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        D/O: Atlanta, GA
        N400 Sent: 5/5/09
        PD: 5/6/09
        Cashed: 5/11/09
        NOA recvd: 5/14/09
        FP Notice Date: 5/15/09
        FP: 6/3/09
        CFR (Yellow Letter) recvd: 7/17/09 (driver's license)
        Case Sent for Standard Interview: 8/19/09
        IL Received: 8/22/09
        ID: 9/30/09; US Citizen: 9/30/09
        Passport (C+B) Applied (Expedited): 10/1/09
        Recvd Book: 10/10/09; Card: 10/15/09; Cert: 10/15/09

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        • #5
          Hi
          Carry all the immigration docs you have, in my interview the officer was searching for the H1 I filed 7 years back and when I showed him the copy I had, he went through it and thanked me.
          D/O : Chicago IL
          04/18/2009 : N-400 Mailed
          04/23/2009 : N-400 Received
          02/27/2009 : Priority Date
          04/28/2009 : Check Cashed
          05/08/2009 : FP Notice Received
          05/27/2009 : FP Appointment & Done
          07/06/2009 : Interview Letter
          08/24/2009 : Interview Date
          Waiting! (N652-Passed, No decision can be made yet)
          09/17/2009 : Oath Date

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          • #6
            Originally posted by aubonpain View Post
            What should be the dress code for Naturalization interview ?
            - Suit ? or just dress shirt and pant ?
            This has been covered many times before..search the threads.


            http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...&aq=f&oq=&aqi=
            Sent N-400 7/28/07
            PD 7/27/07
            Check cashed 12/5/07
            NOA 12/7/07
            FP notice 1/4/08 (received 1/10/08 )
            FP Date 1/30/08 (walk in done on 1/26/08 Charlotte)
            IL: 6/10/08
            ID: 8/28/08 (Durham DO) Passed!
            OL: 9/23/08
            OD: 10/06/08
            PP: 10/21/08 (applied)
            PP: 11/1/08 (received)
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            IMPORTANT NOTE: I am a Volunteer Moderator - one of you. I am not a lawyer. So act accordingly.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by KrisKumarr View Post
              Hi
              Carry all the immigration docs you have, in my interview the officer was searching for the H1 I filed 7 years back and when I showed him the copy I had, he went through it and thanked me.
              Just Inqiusitive.
              Nprmally will IO have the phisical file with all (say 10-15 years) papers with him?or he will see on his computer?
              In this case why he is searching 7 years back papers(H1).any issue he finds to question or just searching casual.?
              (This infomation will help in understanding how IO looks in to the cases please.what to be prepared.Thanks)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by NEWFILER View Post
                Just Inqiusitive.
                Nprmally will IO have the phisical file with all (say 10-15 years) papers with him?or he will see on his computer?
                In this case why he is searching 7 years back papers(H1).any issue he finds to question or just searching casual.?
                (This infomation will help in understanding how IO looks in to the cases please.what to be prepared.Thanks)
                USCIS is still largely a paper based agency..until they fully convert over to a online system of scanned documents, all your past immigration documents are in your case file at interview.
                Sent N-400 7/28/07
                PD 7/27/07
                Check cashed 12/5/07
                NOA 12/7/07
                FP notice 1/4/08 (received 1/10/08 )
                FP Date 1/30/08 (walk in done on 1/26/08 Charlotte)
                IL: 6/10/08
                ID: 8/28/08 (Durham DO) Passed!
                OL: 9/23/08
                OD: 10/06/08
                PP: 10/21/08 (applied)
                PP: 11/1/08 (received)
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                IMPORTANT NOTE: I am a Volunteer Moderator - one of you. I am not a lawyer. So act accordingly.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by NEWFILER
                  Also this gives an indication that IO will not peruse the file before candidate's interview but at the same time of inteviewing only,it seems.thanks.
                  Not quite. Some people get yellow letters requesting additional documentation. So do not. Pretty sure the officer does a perusal if not a serious review even before the interview letter is dispatched.
                  GC: EB1: 1999 ==> 2004. 3 yr delay due to lost file. N400: San Jose. Apr'09 ==> Aug'09.
                  I am not a lawyer, forum police, moderator, moralizer or an immigration officer. If I sound like one, use "your" best judgement.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by sanjoseaug20 View Post
                    Not quite. Some people get yellow letters requesting additional documentation. So do not. Pretty sure the officer does a perusal if not a serious review even before the interview letter is dispatched.
                    The yellow letter is issued from NBC. I doubt any IOs who give out yellow letter will pass his review results to the IO.
                    03/25/2009 - N400 sent
                    04/28/2009 - FP
                    05/15/2009 - IL received but interview was descheduled three times over a 7 month period
                    01/07/2010 - The USCIS interview receptionist called by phone for interview appointment next tuesday
                    01/12/2010 - Interview (20 min - decision can not be made)
                    02/06/2010 - Oath letter received
                    02/24/2010 - Oath
                    03/04/2010 - Passport application
                    03/24/2010 - passport book received
                    03/26/2010 - passport card received & certificate returned

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by WBH View Post
                      The yellow letter is issued from NBC. I doubt any IOs who give out yellow letter will pass his review results to the IO.
                      Alright. See the distinction. Thanks.
                      GC: EB1: 1999 ==> 2004. 3 yr delay due to lost file. N400: San Jose. Apr'09 ==> Aug'09.
                      I am not a lawyer, forum police, moderator, moralizer or an immigration officer. If I sound like one, use "your" best judgement.

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