The U.S. citizenship test interview starts when the interview officer calls your name and invites you to follow him/her in his/her office. Usually, the officer will be seating at a desk and you will be seated on the other side of the desk.
The officer will ask you to remain standing and will ask you to raise your right hand to take an oath that you will tell the truth during the interview. The oath is a legal agreement, a promise to tell the truth.
It will go like this:
Officer: “Please remain standing and raise your right hand. Do you promise to tell the truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God?”
You: “Yes, I do”
After you complete the oath the officer will ask you for some identification papers such as your Permanent Resident or Alien Registration Card, all valid and expired passports, and State Identification card.
The officer might make some small talk conversation (like the weather, your last week-end, how you got here…) to get a preliminary assessment of your English, and to make you a little more relaxed. Don’t be shy and engage in this light conversation to show the officer your English skills.
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