I'm about to file for US citizenship naturalization.

Asked over 1 year ago - Nashville, TN

There is a question in Part 10 -D: Good Moral questions, number 16 Have you ever arrested, cited, or detained by any law enforcement officer?
I have speeding ticket, should I answer yes and list it?

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  1. Ari J Sauer

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    Answered . It is preferable to list all citations, including traffic citations.

    Ari Sauer
    Memphis Immigration Lawyer
    (901) 682-6455

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  2. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina

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    Answered . You can list it and then explain at the interview. It should not pose any problems.

    Samuel Ouya Maina, Esq. 415.391.6612 s.ouya@mainalaw.com Law Offices of S. Ouya Maina, PC 332 Pine Street,... more
  3. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.

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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues. A traffic ticket is a minor issue. It could become more if you don't list it.

    Law Offices of J Thomas Smith J.D., Ph.D 11500 Northwest Freeway, Suite 280 Houston, TX 77092 713-LAWYER-2 www.... more
  4. Barry L Frager

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    Answered . Yes. Disclose everything. When you apply for Naturalization, your case can get denied on the good moral character issue more often on the failure to disclose a minor infraction or failing to disclose a minor incident when if disclosed that incident could have been explained with no negative impact on the decision requesting naturalization.

  5. Agnieszka M Haupt

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    Answered . Yes, you should disclose it on the application and explain that the citation is a speeding ticket. However, it is always wise to consult with a qualified immigration lawyer who can review your particular case in detail.

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