The naturalization interview is potentially one of the most stressful parts of the immigration process. If you have a naturalization interview coming up, you are probably doing everything you can to prepare. Your immigration lawyer has likely given you some tools to help you do that, and he or she can accompany you to the interview. However, there are some things you may not have thought about yet. Here are a few tips to help you get ready for your upcoming interview.
Make Sure You Understand The Information Required
Moving into another country can be challenging, especially when it comes with learning a new language. However, in order to pass your naturalization interview, you have to be able to show that you understand the language well enough to provide the necessary information regardless of how it is asked for.
This is done so that you cannot simply memorize a list of questions and answers in an attempt to pass the interview. Instead, the interviewer could request the same exact information in any of multiple ways. For example, instead of simply asking you what your mailing address is, he or she may ask "Where is your mail sent to?" or "If I need to mail you something, where would I send it?" These are slightly more complex ways of asking the same thing, all in an effort to ensure that you understand the language.
Don't Be Afraid To Ask For Clarification
The goal of the naturalization interview is to review and confirm the information on your naturalization application. Make sure you are familiar with all of the information requested on the application, and don't be afraid to ask the interviewer to clarify a question if you are unsure. It's best to have it clarified than to answer with the wrong information. Remember that even though your immigration attorney can attend the interview with you, he or she will not legally be able to answer any of the questions on your behalf.
Create A Comprehensive Travel List
During your interview, you will be asked about any travel you've done outside of the United States since your arrival. Be prepared for this with a complete list of every trip, including the dates, the reason for the trip, and where you went. The interviewer will want these details, so having them handy will keep you from having to try to remember them while you are under the stress of the interview.
Contact an immigration lawyer, like David Borts Law Office, for more assistance.Share