My husband won the lottery. It is time to apply for citizenship.
I have a village ordinance violation for petit theft.
Does my husband have anything to worry about my arrest? Can he apply alone for citizenship with our 5 years old daughter.
I might have to wait 3 more years to prove that I have had my lesson and remained clean 5 years after the incident.
Will he have to answer for my mistake during the interview?
Thank you very much in advance for your professional opinion and advice.
I really appreciate it.
We are green card holders since 2008 and my arrest happened in 2011.
There is no requirement that you apply together. Your husband can apply for citizenship as long as he has the required amount of time as a permanent resident.
Criminal Defense Attorney
Separate applications are permitted and your arrest has no bearing on your spousal naturalization application.
For you personally, I recommend retaining a good counsel to ensure a smooth procedure during your naturalization application.
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They can apply for citizenship at any time after they meet all the requirements.
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