I have been arrested for Domestic Violence more than 5.5 years ago. The case was dismissed. I got denied 2 times and will be on interview for a 3rd time in 1 month.
Apparently your your past disappointments have not taught you yet; do you have an immigration attorney representing you?
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Yes. They can also look beyond the five years if something in your last five year record suggests they should. Talk to an immigration attorney.
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The fact that your domestic violence case was dismissed does not make it irrelevant to the "good moral character" decision. Given that you have been denied twice already, you should consult with an immigration attorney before attending your next interview. Good luck.
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I agree with my colleagues, and would only add that often denials of citizenship aren't solely based on the criminal act or charge, but on the applicant's failure to be forthcoming about the circumstances of that arrest.
I would recommend that you contact an immigration attorney near you, who can assist you in preparing not just your application, but also for your interview.
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