What inspired you to become a U.S. citizen?
__What inspired me to become a U.S. citizen was based on getting beneﬁts to go to college, obtaining the
right to vote, and raising a family.
What steps did you have to take as part of the naturalization process?
__First step is ﬁlling out personal information, then sending it to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
oﬃce. I waited about 3 months. Meanwhile, I studied the history of America. Then, they sent me a
letter in the mail containing an appointment. They made me take a written test on civics, asked me a
couple of questions about american history and oﬀered me a chance to choose an alternative name,
and they made me take an oath. After the interview, they made me wait outside for my results and
then they told me whether I passed or not. I passed so they sent me another letter in the mail with
information for a ceremony. At the ceremony, they gave me my citizenship papers. Then, I called the
passport agency to set an appointment to change my foreign passport to a U.S. passport. Then, they
gave me an appointment to pick up my U.S passport.
How would you describe how you felt about the process?
___It was exhausting and too much work
How has gaining citizenship changed your life? Is your daily life different because of gaining
___Gaining a citizenship has changed my life in many ways which leads to what really inspired me to
become a US citizen. I now have the right to vote and have a voice. I have rights; I can get certain
beneﬁts when it comes to my education. My daily life has changed because I have been able to
accomplished a lot in life, thanks to my education
Do you feel the process was worthwhile?
___The process toward obtaining my american citizenship was worth while. I was lucky to start the
process in 1998 when the process was faster and the waiting time was shorter to obtain
If you had to, would you do it again? Please explain.