One of the most important steps to the citizenship and naturalization process is meeting with immigration officials for an interview. We often receive questions about how to prepare for the interview and what one might expect. Simon Law Group, PLLC can offer legal counsel on this matter so that you are well-prepared for your interview.
Always make sure that you have original copies of your immigration materials. If your documents are in another language, you will need to have those translated into English. When you first arrive at the USCIS office, there will be security checkpoints upon first entering the building. You will then check in and wait until it is the time for your interview.
During the interview, you will be asked the following:
You will need to have these documents ready and with you:
The immigration official will be asking many personal questions about your past, particularly if you have a criminal history. Remember that this is protocol; they are only trying to make sure that you are the best possible candidate for U.S. citizenship. Be as honest and truthful as possible, as the USCIS can choose to deny your petition for lying during the interview. Furthermore, make sure that you have the required documents, as going without can prevent the delay of your application.
Marriage to a U.S. citizen is another path that may lead toward U.S. citizenship. It is not automatic, however. If you have married a U.S. citizen, remember to take the steps to make the transition official.
You will need the following:
As always, our Houston immigration lawyers can offer some insight as to how best to plan ahead for your naturalization interview. Both Attorney Saqer and Attorney Simon have experienced the immigration experience first-hand and can draw from that experience to help you.
Our Houston immigration firm, Simon Law Group, PLLC, has been helping clients find successful outcomes to their immigration matters. No matter what the circumstances may be, trust that we can help you find the right path to help you reach your goals. We offer services in English, Spanish, and Arabic to better serve our clients.
Contact us today to request your appointment by calling (713) 839-0639.