Among many of the questions you will have to answer correctly, the personal questions of American citizenship must be answered correctly.
Examples of Personal Questions about U. S. Citizenship
When you meet with a USCIS officer, he or she will ask you the following personal questions about American citizenship:
Did you ever use a different name?
You will answer no or yes, for example, if you have married and previously used your maiden name.
Then the USCIS officer will ask you to change your name.
If you haven’t changed your last name up to that point and you were thinking about changing it, tell the officer, tell him or her that you want to change your last name to XXXX, because this is the best chance you have to change it or tell him or her that you don’t want to change your name.
The USCIS officer will then ask if you have used other names in the past.
If you’ve never used another name, say no, but if you’ve used other names, this is the time to tell them, as you may have used a nickname with which they knew you in your environment and the officer must know it in its entirety.
Then the USCIAS officer will ask you what you want your name to be.
You’ll tell him what you want to call yourself by your new name.
While you may think that by telling him your new name, the USCIS officer will be over, he will continue to insist on the same question because he needs security on your part to make the name change.
Then he’ll ask you again, what does he want your new name to be?
You will answer that your new name will be XXXX.
It won’t be enough yet and he will repeat: what is the name you want to have now?
Without too many words, you’ll just say XXXX,
For added security, the officer will ask you to spell that name you want.
Therefore, you should know how to spell your name in English, remember that you must know how to speak and write in English and this is the moment when the officer will be able to check if you have the sufficient knowledge required to be granted U. S. citizenship.
In fact, because of the security the officer needs to have, he will ask you again…
What other names you used in the past.
You will respond the same as at the beginning of the interview, i. e. you will tell him/her that you have never used other names or that you have used others in the past, depending on what is appropriate and you will make it clear to him/her that by eating from the interview you have told the truth because both answers coincide.
Then she’ll ask you what your maiden name is.
You will answer him that before you married your name was: XXX XXXX (your maiden name)
As repetitive as it may seem, this repetition of questions makes sense, because they all have to be the same.
So now he will ask you again: what are the other names you used in the past.
You will always respond with the same answer or I have never used other names.
Then the officer will ask you what your maiden name was.
You will tell her that before you were married, your full name was: XXX XXXXXX (your first and maiden name)
Then the USCIS officer will ask you: When did you change your name?
In this case, you will answer that you changed your name XX years ago when you married.
Then and after you’ve checked that all the questions have matched answers, she’ll ask you:
Why you want to be a U. S. citizen.
Have you thought about it? Well, the most convenient thing to do is to answer that you want to vote, but you can also answer that you want to travel with a U. S. passport or that you want to bring a relative to the United States because you evaluate the best reason why you are looking for U. S. citizenship.
Then, the questions will continue around:
ever get arrested?
You answer with the truth because the officer has the authority to know if you are lying, so if you were never arrested, calmly tell him no, I was never arrested.
But if you’ve ever been arrested, don’t lie and say yes a long time ago.
The USCIS officer will continue to look into you and ask why you were arrested.
You will always answer with the truth and you will be the reason why you were arrested.
Remember that the officer will know if you are telling the truth and ask you: Have you had other arrests?
If there were more arrests, tell him, otherwise tell him no, that’s the only time I was ever arrested.
Continuing with this same topic, the officer will ask if you have committed a crime for which you were not arrested.
If you committed a crime and were not arrested, tell the officer and explain the situation or tell him or her that you have never committed a crime and were not arrested.
He’ll keep asking you if you were jailed for breaking any laws.
Consistent with your previous answers, you will say no or that you were detained for xxx months for….. (You will explain the reason for your arrest)
The officer needs you to explain it in detail, and that’s why he’ll ask you when did that happen?
You will simply answer him with the year of your arrest.
Then he’ll ask you: Have you stopped filing a federal income tax return?
You’ll answer yes or no, I’ve always filed my taxes.
N-400 Personal Questions
The personal questions on form n-400 are as follows:
Do you still live at the same address? If not, what is your current address?
What’s your name again? Your first and last name
What’s your date of birth? Month, day, year
Where were you born? Country
Since when are you a permanent resident? Month, year
How many times have you left the United States since you became a permanent resident?
Your travels have been six months or more?
What were your reasons for traveling?
How long have you lived at your current address? (corresponds to the number of years)
Do you work? Answer yes or no.
Name of the company
How tall and how heavy are you?
How many times have you been married?
If you are married, is your spouse a U. S. citizen?
How many kids do you have?
Additional Citizenship Questions
In addition to the personal questions of American citizenship, the additional questions have to do with government, so you must explain the principles of American democracy, what is the supreme law? What is the function of the constitution?
You will need to define the government, what is an addition, as the first ten amendments to the constitution are called, what is a right or freedom of the first amendment, how many amendments the constitution has, who declared independence, what are rights, freedom of religion, the U. S. economic system, the capitalist economy,
Legal Questions for American Citizenship
The legal questions for American citizenship have to do with:
What is the supreme law?
What is the function of the constitution
What is the idea of self-government?
What is an amendment?