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Interview was scheduled on 7/29 at 12:55pm at Des Moines, IA  field office.

You can park on Walnut street for Max 4hrs. there are parking ramps in the block but they have bad reviews. I have paid for 4hrs in case it takes lot of time but my interview took 20min

Went through security check took my wife and two children along with me.
Police officer at security asked for ID. I told them the baby and toddler don't have an ID yet :)

I was called in by USCIS office Turk S after waiting for 5min in the USCIS waiting area. He was nice and professional.

he asked for my GC and passport. Officer said my GC is expired (it is not).
Thought quickly about it and gave him the remove condition notice and he looked at it and happy about it

He sworn me in and said can you answer the questions.
I was surprised that he did not say this is your civic test etc.

Here are the questions I was asked and my answers below.

88. Name one of the two longest rivers in the United
States.
• Missouri (River)
• Mississippi (River)
My Answer: Mississippi river and Missouri river

29. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?
My Answer: Mike Pence

34. Who vetoes bills?
• the president
My Answer:  The president of united states

75. What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?
• freed the slaves (Emancipation Proclamation)
• saved (or preserved) the Union
• led the United States during the Civil War
My Answer: freed slaves

72. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.
•  War of 1812
• Mexican-American War
• Civil War
• Spanish-American War
My Answer:  civil war

sorry I don't recall the 6th question
I think the answer has to be correct and complete but it doesn't has be be word to word as given in study guide.

Reading test
Who is George Washington ?

Writing test
George Washington is the first president.
I was given stylus to write on the touch notepad.
You should not touch the notepad with you hand while writing otherwise your hand will scribble. I have asked the office to clear the touch screen once because of scribbles from my hand.

Officer asked me yes/no question.
One question I did not answer while submitting n400 " If I'm a member of Nazi ?"
I said I don't know how the system allowed me to submit without answering the question the officer said it happens and he has seen this before.
Updated number of children.

he showed me the corrections on the notepad and asked me to sign if I agree to it.

He checked my passport for travel stamps thrice. I took my passport thinking it may be useful , I'm glad I took. On this forum people said passport is not required but my experience has been it is very important to show that you had continuous stay and not traveled outside US.

At the end I was given the summary of the visit and the office said he is recommending for approval and oath will be scheduled.

5min after my interview I have received three text msg stating there is an update on my case so checked online status on my phone and see that I got approved.

at 3:15 I received another text message and online status says I'm scheduled for oath ceremony.

The oath ceremony document was still not available the next day so called customer service and waited 30min to find out my oat ceremony is on Aug 14th.
The third day after the interview the oath ceremony document is available in my uscis account.













 

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