If I was arrested can I still become a U.S. Citizen?

////If I was arrested can I still become a U.S. Citizen?

It depends on the results of the conviction. With your application for naturalization you must provide a certified copy of the

  • court’s resolution,
  • the arrest report,
  • court disposition,
  • sentencing, and
  • any other evidence you would like USCIS to consider.

Generally, traffic matters do not fall into this category, unless they are alcohol or drug related or involve fines of over $500 (many traffic fines meet this monetary threshold).

TIP: Have an immigration attorney review your criminal background and driver’s abstract before you apply. Don’t risk loosing your green card and your filing fee!

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