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Student Name_______________________
Date _______________________
Citizenship Mock Interview Form
I.
Following Instructions, Truth Oath, Small Talk, ID Check
READ ALL DIRECTIONS/QUESTIONS IN THIS SECTION ALOUD
Check one box for each
question asked
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Questions asked by USCIS Immigration Officer
Appropriate Student Response
Appropriate
to
Response
Answer
-
Hello.
-
How are you feeling?
Need to be able to
-
How is the weather outside?
understand the question
-
Did you have problems getting here?
and give any reasonable
-
Have you been waiting a long time to talk to me
response
today?
Stands and raises right
Ok, let’s begin. Please stand up and raise your right hand.
hand
Yes
Do you promise to tell the truth and nothing but the truth, so
help you God?
Sits down
You may sit down.
Yes, it is a promise to tell
Do you know what an oath is?
the truth
 Alien resident card
At this point, the interviewer would ask you for a type of
(aka: greencard)
identification, but here we don’t need to see it. Do you know
 Passport
what type of ID you should take to your interview? (only need
 Driver’s license
one of these)
 State ID
Yes, to become an
Do you understand why you are here today?
American Citizen
Need to be able to
Why do you want to become an American Citizen?
understand the question
and give any reasonable
response
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Student Name_______________________
Date _______________________
Citizenship Mock Interview Form
I.
Following Instructions, Truth Oath, Small Talk, ID Check
READ ALL DIRECTIONS/QUESTIONS IN THIS SECTION ALOUD
Check one box for each
question asked
Gave
Unable
Questions asked by USCIS Immigration Officer
Appropriate Student Response
Appropriate
to
Response
Answer
-
Hello.
-
How are you feeling?
Need to be able to
-
How is the weather outside?
understand the question
-
Did you have problems getting here?
and give any reasonable
-
Have you been waiting a long time to talk to me
response
today?
Stands and raises right
Ok, let’s begin. Please stand up and raise your right hand.
hand
Yes
Do you promise to tell the truth and nothing but the truth, so
help you God?
Sits down
You may sit down.
Yes, it is a promise to tell
Do you know what an oath is?
the truth
 Alien resident card
At this point, the interviewer would ask you for a type of
(aka: greencard)
identification, but here we don’t need to see it. Do you know
 Passport
what type of ID you should take to your interview? (only need
 Driver’s license
one of these)
 State ID
Yes, to become an
Do you understand why you are here today?
American Citizen
Need to be able to
Why do you want to become an American Citizen?
understand the question
and give any reasonable
response
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II.
Review of N-400, Part 1: Personal Information Questions
a) READ THE FOLLING TO THE STUDENT:
In your real citizenship interview, you will be asked several questions about personal information from the N-400.
Because this is a practice interview, you may skip on any question you do not feel comfortable answering. For your
real interview, you will have to give an answer that matches what you wrote in your N-400 Application.
b) FOR IN-CLASS INTERVIEWS: Ask no more than 6 QUESTIONS from this page.
Check one box for each
question asked
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Questions asked by USCIS Immigration Officer
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Appropriate
Answer
Response
Okay, now we are going to go over your application to see if there have been any changes
(For In-Class Interviews ask no more than 6 questions from this page.)
Yes
Do you still live at the same address?
or
If not, what is your current address?
can say new address
First and Last Name
What is your name?
Month, Day, Year
When is your birthday?
Country
Where were you born?
Month, Year
When did you become a permanent resident?
How many times have you left the United States since you
became a permanent resident?
Were any of your trips for six months or more?
What were your reasons for leaving the country?
Number of Years
How long have you lived at your current address?
Yes or No
Do you work? Where?
Name of Company
How tall you are you and how much do you weigh?
How many times have you been married?
(If married) Is your spouse a U.S. citizen?
What is the total number of children born to you?
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III.
Review of N-400, Part 2: Morals and Ethics Questions
a) The answers to all questions in this section should be NO (except question #33). If a “yes” answer is given,
an explanation should be provided.
b) If students do not understand the question, see
Easy English Translations of N-400 Questions
for suggested
alternatives.
c) FOR IN-CLASS INTERVIEWS: Ask no more than 6 QUESTIONS from this page.
Check one box for each
question asked
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Questions asked by USCIS Immigration Officer
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Response
Response
1. Have you ever claimed to be a U.S. Citizen?
No
2. Have you ever registered to vote in any Federal, State, or local election
No
in the U.S.?
3. Have you ever voted in any Federal, State, or local election in the
No
United States?
4. Have you ever failed to file a tax return?
No
5. Do you owe any Federal, State, or local taxes that are overdue?
No
6. Do you have any title of nobility in any foreign county?
No
7. Have you ever been declared legally incompetent or been confined to a
No
mental institution within the last 5 years?
8. Have you ever been a member of or associated with any organization,
No
association, fund foundation, party, club or similar group in the United
States or in any other places?
9. Have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?
No
10. Have you ever been part of a terrorist organization?
No
11. Have you ever attacked or taken away the rights of another person
No
because they are of a different race, country, religion, birth place, social
group or political opinion?
12. Have you ever been associated with the Nazi Party?
No
13. Have you ever called yourself a “nonresident” on federal, State, or
No
local tax return?
14. Have you ever failed to file a Federal, State, or local tax return?
No
15. Have you ever committed a crime for which you were not arrested?
No
16. Have you ever been arrested, citied, or detained by any law
No
enforcement officer for any reason?
17. Have you ever been charged with committing any crime or offense?
No
18. Have you ever been convicted (declared guilty) of a crime or offense?
No
19. Have you ever been placed in an alternative sentencing or
No
rehabilitative program?
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Questions asked by USCIS Immigration Officer
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Response
20. Have you ever received a suspended sentence, been placed on
No
probation, or been paroled?
21. Have you ever been in jail or prison?
No
22a. Have you ever been a habitual drunkard?
No
22b. Have you ever been a prostitute or procured anyone for prostitution?
No
22c. Have you ever sold or smuggled controlled substances, illegal drugs,
No
or narcotics?
22d. Have you ever been married to more than one person at the same
No
time?
22e. Have you ever helped anyone enter or try to enter the United States
No
illegally?
22f. Have you ever gambled illegally or received income from illegal
No
gambling?
22g. Have you ever failed to Support your dependents or to pay alimony?
No
23. Have you ever lied to or hidden information from a U.S. immigration
No
or police officer when you filed papers to immigrate or when you filed
papers to be able to stay in the U.S.?
24. Have you ever lied to any U.S. government official to gain entry or
No
admission into the United States?
25. Are removal, exclusion, rescission or deportation proceedings
No
pending against you? (Is the U.S. saying that you have to leave the U.S.
soon?)
26. Have you ever been removed, excluded, or deported from the United
No
States?
27. Have you ever been ordered to be removed, excluded, or deported
No
from the United States?
28. Have you ever applied for any kind of relief from removal, exclusion,
No
or deportation?
29. Have you ever served in the U.S. Armed Forces?
No
30. Have you ever left the United States to avoid being drafted into the
No
U.S. Armed Forces?
31. Have you ever applied for any kind of exemption from military
No
service in the U.S. Armed Forces?
32. Have you ever deserted from the U.S. Armed Forces?
No
33. Are you a male who lived in the United States at any time between
Yes
th
th
your 18
and 26
birthday? If so, did you apply for selective service?
(***Answer should be yes***)
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Oath Requirements –
IV.
ASK ALL QUESTIONS IN THIS SECTION (34-39)
The answers to these questions should all be “Yes”, except # 37.
Check one box for each
question asked
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Response
34. Do you support the Constitution and form of government
Yes
of the United States?
35. Do you understand the full Oath of Allegiance?
Yes
36. Are you willing to take the full Oath of Allegiance to the
Yes
United States?
37. If the law requires it, are you willing to bear arms on
Yes or No (Can use
behalf of the United States?
religious background for a
“No” Answer)
38. IF the law requires it, are you willing to perform
Yes
noncombatant services in the U.S. Armed Forces?
39. If the law requires it, are you willing to perform work of
Yes
national importance under civilian direction?
100 Questions –
V.
Use one of the 10 different lists of compiled Civics questions (different form)
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