I have been so busy from the weekend before my interview until today, I've finally got a day to relax and tell you all about my interview experience.
My interview was on Tuesday July 18th at 1.15 pm I arrived at the USCIS building around 1230, parked at the building and proceeded to the security gate. The security guys were really friendly, one of them asked for an ID and the interview notice. Went through the metal detectors and was wished good luck as several others got into the elevator. Got off at the fourth floor and was greeted by a security guy and a lady behind the computer. She checked my interview letter wrote the name of my assigned officer on the top right hand corner and was asked to fill out a sheet and sit down until my name was called. It was probably around 1 when I finally took a seat and watched people being called. Most people I notice left with smiles on their face. It was probably around 120 when my name was called and the officer introduced herself and escorted me to her office. I was very nervous. She swore me in and then she was nice enough to get the civics test over right away.
1. What is freedom of religion?
2. How many senators are there?
3. When was the declaration of independence adopted ?
4. What ocean is on the east coast of the U.S.?
5. Name one state that borders (don't remember if it was Canada or Mexico)
6. Why does the flag have 13 stripes?
I got all of them correct and then proceeded to the oral and written exam. She had a sheet and asked me to read number 3 question which was: What are the colors of the flag? and then handed me another sheet and asked me to write on line number 3, The colors of the flag are red, white and blue.
We then proceeded to go over my application, and I had extra evidence for a ticket I got once and she looked at it and made some notes. Took a copy of my marriage certificate and that was pretty much it. I had a couple of questions, especially since I'll be traveling out of the country for about 7 days in August ( most likely around the time of that months oath ceremony) so she took some notes and kept a copy of my itinerary.
She told me before I left Congratulations! and tell will be scheduling an oath ceremony. Overall my experience was great. I was way to nervous to enjoy the process but now I am one more step closer to becoming a US Citizen! Monday the 24th I got an email and text status update saying that my Oath ceremony will be scheduled. yay!!
ps. I did ask about ceremonies on the USS Midway and apparently those are only reserved for military personnel and "Special people" (bummer)
Congratulations to everyone who's had a good interview outcome and Good Luck to those who have upcoming interviews.