My husband attended his Naturalization Interview today. He applied based on marriage and the 3 year-rule in December 2019. Interview was scheduled for 09/22/2020.
He arrived at his interview and was asked questions directly from his application. He was then asked to read a sentence in English and write the response. Next he was ask a few government/history questions:
1) Who is the governor of your state?
2) Who was the first President?
3) What are the two major political parties in the U.S.?
4) Name one of the writers of the Federalist Papers.
5) What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?
The process took 45 minutes. He passed all without any issues; however, he was told that a decision couldn t be made at this time. The interviewer told him he should hear something in 3 to 4 months, but with COVID it might be longer. If he didn t hear anything within 6 months, to contact them. He was told he would either be asked for additional documentation or receive notice that his naturalization was approved.
It was a bit disappointing, as we had hoped we were finally done with this process, but it looks as if it s another waiting game. In the last five years, he has made 2 trips to his home country of Afghanistan to visit his family. I am wondering if that had anything to do with it or if this is a common thing?
For those that weren t approved immediately, how long did you have to wait for your naturalization?