N400 Application – Changes to the Naturalization Interview Process

We report on a recent Memo from Donald Neufeld, Acting Associate Director, Domestic Operations, to USCIS field offices on changes to the naturalization interview process. As you all N400 interviews are taking too long to schedule, and part of the problem is the time it takes to process such interviews at the local offices. USCIS officials hope that the new policy will improve things.

For example, one difference from current practice is the sequence – that the English and civics tests can be administered before the interview following the pre-examination check-in process, as opposed to during the actual interview. The tests must be administered by designated and trained personnel. The test questions, test administration, reasonable accommodation requirements and standards for passing remain unchanged.

We uploaded the actual internal Memo here so you can review all the up coming changes Download file