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U.S. Citizenship Test – Finishing the interview

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At the end of your U.S. citizenship test interview you will be asked to sign your application and your photos.

The officer will give you form N-652 that will tell you if you passed or failed, or if for some reason your case is continued.

If you passed the test, you might be able to attend your citizenship ceremony the same day, depending on availability. Otherwise you will receive a notice telling when and where your ceremony will take place.

If you failed the English and/or civics test, you will be tested at a later date only on the section(s) of the test that you failed, not on the whole test. You will be rescheduled for a second interview within 60-90 days of your first interview. If you fail the U.S. citizenship test again during your second interview, your application will be denied.

Sometimes the officer won’t be able to make a decision because you need to provide additional documents. The officer will give you form N-14 explaining what documents you need to provide, when and how you have to provide them. If you fail to follow the instructions, USCIS might deny your application.

If your case is denied, you will receive a written notice in the mail explaining why it was denied. In this case, you may choose to request an appeal hearing with a USCIS officer. If you choose to request an appeal hearing you have to fill out form N-336 “Request for Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings under Section 336 of the INA” and send it, along with the fee, within 30 days following receipt of your denial letter.

If your case is denied, you may also choose to re-apply when you think you meet all the citizenship application requirements (so make sure you understand why you have been denied). Sometimes re-applying is faster than going through the appeal hearing process. You might want to seek advice from a lawyer.

Even if the officer tells you that you have been approved, be aware that you are not a citizen until you actually go through the oath ceremony and you receive your naturalization certificate. If you ceremony is not the same day as your interview, USCIS will also ask you if anything has changed since your interview, so make sure you don’t do anything before the ceremony that could compromise your chances to become a U.S. citizen.

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35 Comments » for U.S. Citizenship Test – Finishing the interview
  1. I had interviewed two days ago, I passed all test, but a decision couldn’t be made.
    I was wondering why a decision couldn’t be made.
    I am changing my name, I was also wondering if that was the case that causes the decision couldn’t have been been made on my case.

    People any idea?

    1. Hi Dre,

      That is a good question.

      We recommend contacting IRCC in regards to your inquiry:

      USCIS tools and resources:
      https://myaccount.uscis.gov/ (login or create a USCIS online account – where you can email inquiries specific to your case)
      – Try calling 1-800-375-5283
      – Going to a USCIS immigration counter
      – Or contacting a community immigrant assistance organization

  2. Hi I’m Tofiqul I was did my citizenship interview officer give me N-652 form and he told me speak and understand problems but he can’t make decisions rights now but right now 120 days over they don’t send me eny mail they don’t give any information
    what should i do right now

    1. Hi Tofiq,

      We recommend that you contact USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) to assist you with your inquiry.

      USCIS tools and resources:
      https://myaccount.uscis.gov/ (login or create a USCIS online account – where you can email inquiries specific to your case)
      – Try calling 1-800-375-5283
      – Going to a USCIS immigration counter
      – Or contacting a community immigrant assistance organization

  3. Hi,
    I interviewed, passed and received N652 form on Nov 04th 2021 in Houston TX. Was informed by the officer after the interview to expect oath ceremony letter in approximately 30 day.
    It’s been more than 6 months now and no news of oath ceremony. Called USCIS many time USCIS with no avail.

    1. Hello Anwar,

      We are unsure of the answer to your question.

      We recommend that you contact USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) to assist you with your inquiry.

      USCIS tools and resources:
      https://myaccount.uscis.gov/ (login or create a USCIS online account – where you can email inquiries specific to your case)
      – Try calling 1-800-375-5283
      – Going to a USCIS immigration counter
      – Or contacting a community immigrant assistance organization

  4. Hi so I passed my interview and gave them the additional information they requested. It’s been more than a 120 days and on my portable it easy only 29 days left till decision is made what do I do if it passes and still nothing? I contacted customer service many times since my interview last year November and they kept telling me to wait.

    1. Hi Toni, For information specific to your case, we recommend that you contact USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) to assist you with your inquiry.

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