Applying for US Citizenship with DUI

Asked over 1 year ago - Seattle, WA

Good day, I have a DUI last year and I want to file a US citizenship. Is this be a problem for me to get a US Citizebship? What will I gonna do?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . It should not be a problem unless you are on probation.


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  2. Lisa Ellen Seifert

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    Answered . I think you should wait five years from the date of your conviction, at least in Seattle, that is what they would expect. You have to have a perfectly clean record during the five year period preceding your application..... DUI is not a moral turpitude crime, but it does tarnish your record. Of course, you cannot be on probation when you apply... or when you have your interview.

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  3. Ji Min Kim

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    Answered . Make sure you are not on probation before applying. DUI is not a crime of moral turpitude in WA (assuming you got the DUI ticket in Washington). But for the probation issue, you can apply.

  4. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . You have to wait until you are no longer on probation before applying . You cannot be granted citizenship if you are under any type of probationary period.

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  5. Ingrid Arnalda Morfa

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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues. Make sure that when you apply you have a copy of the certificate of disposition. I recommend applying with the help of an attorney.

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