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How I prepared for N-400 Interview by myself with Ease
I started my preparation about 1-2 weeks before my N-400 citizenship interview and I believe that's more than enough for most people. I reviewed the tests and the dates of my trips during the last 5 years (the officer may ask about the most recent trip)
There will be three main tests and possibly some questions for the N-400 Yes/no questions. I gathered some great preparation materials here for your convenance. These really helped me prepare with ease and very efficiently.
1. English reading test
For this part, the officer will show you a sentence on the tablet screen and ask you read it out loud.
Click here to see a video for practicing the English reading test!
2. English writing test
For this part, the officer will read out loud a sentence and ask you to write down the answer on a tablet with a pen. He will then check for your spelling and correctness. Remember to spell out numbers and no abbreviations such as NYC, otherwise those will be considered incorrect! (very important)
3. Civic test
There's a list of 100 civic test questions on USCIS's website with answers. Click here to download it!
You need to remember all questions. Unless you are over age of 65, then you can just study the questions with * symbol.
During the civic test, the officer will ask you 10 questions of the 100 questions randomly and you will need to get 6 correct answers out of 10 to pass.
Having trouble remembering the answers? Try this video! It separates the questions by group.
4. N-400 Application Questions
The last part is the application questions. Sometimes the officer will test your understanding of the N-400 Yes/No questions. So just be prepared if you are being asked! Here is a great video that explains in more details.
Finally, if you think you are all prepared, I recommend watching this mock interview for more practices before you go to your real interview!
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Hello! I came to the USA to start my new adventure about 5 years ago. I am a blogger, a marketing specialist, and a working mom. This blog was created to share my immigration status application experience with those who may see it useful. Let's connect! 哈囉, 我是從台灣來到美國的新手馬麻, 因為在美國很多大小事都得自己動手來, 我在這個部落格裡分享我美國的生活經驗, 希望能帶給需要的人一些幫助！