Are you on the path to becoming a United States citizen through the naturalization process? If so, there’s some fantastic news you should know about!Over the past few weeks, we’ve observed a growing trend at USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) offices that could significantly impact your journey to citizenship.
What’s the exciting development? USCIS is increasingly conducting the oath ceremony on the same day as your naturalization interview. Yes, you read that right! This means you could potentially become a U.S. citizen on the very same day as your interview.
Historically, the process involved attending the naturalization interview, answering questions about Civics, government, history, taking an English test, and discussing your background. Afterward, you’d wait for a mailed notification, typically arriving a month later, informing you of the scheduled oath ceremony. This ceremony would often require another visit to the immigration or government office.
Now, things are changing for the better. USCIS offices are working efficiently to prioritize naturalization cases, aiming to schedule both the interview and the oath ceremony on the same day. This adjustment is happening in light of upcoming elections, demonstrating the importance of naturalization cases.
However, there’s an important note of caution: If you have your naturalization interview scheduled, make sure you keep the entire day available. In some cases, after the interview, you might need to wait for a few hours or return to the office for the oath ceremony. So, plan your day accordingly.
Exciting times are ahead for naturalization applicants, and this recent development brings us one step closer to becoming proud U.S. citizens. Thanks for watching, and best of luck with your naturalization journey!