Knowing how to dress for any occasion is not difficult at all as long as you take into account its purpose. Attending an immigration interview is no exception.

The first rule is to dress as if you were going to a job interview or as if you were going to meet your partner’s family. In other words, wear something clean and comfortable that gives a good impression.

We recommend you to iron your clothes, polish your shoes, and wear perfume moderately. The latter is common sense. Remember that these offices are usually crowded with people and intense perfume could make others feel uncomfortable.

What NOT to Wear:

  • Gym outfit like shorts or tops.
  • T-shirts or shirts with political or offensive messages.
  • Dirty or inappropriate clothing.
  • Excessive perfume or cologne.
  • Excessive makeup or an exaggerated hairstyle.

What to Wear

  • Conservative and professional clothes.
  • Clothing that would be suitable for a job interview.
  • Clean clothes.
  • Casual business-like pieces of clothing.

Definition for ” Casual Business-like”

Casual business-like is a less formal and comfortable version of the classic business suit.

Should Men Wear a Suit?

If you feel comfortable wearing a suit, then use one for the interview. However, if you are not used to wearing a suit, you are not obliged to do so.  A pair of pants and a nice shirt will be fine.

What About the Naturalization Ceremony?

Taking the oath to become a citizen of the United States is an important event in life. People bring guests and at some ceremonies there may even be famous personalities. In addition, numerous photographs will be taken.

USCIS addresses this issue in its Guide to Naturalization: The naturalization ceremony is a solemn and meaningful event. Please wear adequate clothes to respect the dignity of this event  (please, do not wear jeans, shorts, hats).