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How to dress at the naturalization exam?


According to the article “First Impressions” in Psychological Science, Princeton psychologists Janine Willis and Alexander Todorov revealed that all it takes is a tenth of a second to form an impression of a stranger from their face.

Regardless of how a naturalization/citizenship applicant behaves in private when they attend their naturalization exam, the interviewer will judge them based on their application, appearance, and decorum at the interview. This means that naturalization/citizenship applicants should do what they can to appear trustworthy and likeable.

These are a few grooming tips to help men and women successfully pass their naturalization exams.

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Men should be clean shaven or have a well-groomed beard Open toe shoes (i.e. sandals)
Business attire (i.e. long-sleeved, dress shirt or pantsuit) Sunglasses
Dress Slacks Visible tattoos
Closed toe shoes Heavy jewelry or large jewelry
Deodorant Shorts
Trimmed or manicured fingernails Blue jeans
Fresh breath and clean teeth Bright colored clothes
Heels taller than 3 inches
Revealing clothing
Sneakers
Caps or hats
Chewing gum
Fur coats or coats that resemble animal fur
Perfumes or colognes
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