Good Moral Character - I have always thought that this only applies the past 5 years prior to filing the application (or 3 years, if you apply by US Citizen spouse). Were the forms changed recently or maybe I just have my facts wrong?
I have been in the US for the past 10 years as a legal resident. Upon submitting my N400 application, I only based my answers about the good moral character during the past 5 years. Now as I am browsing forums and such, I have read that most people do not follow that 5-year rule and actually disclose everything (arrests, charges, traffic violations) since they entered the US.
Now, I am getting very scared that the USCIS might think I lied to them or withheld information from them. My interview is in 10 days. Should I still make changes to my application?
There is no limited time period used to ascertain one's GMC. USCIS simply looks at the last five years more closely.
You should be prepared with additional information as necessary. If you have a criminal record, you should be prepared to produce documentation and to be able to answer as to why your application did not include the information.
To be better prepared for the date you may want to consult an experienced immigration attorney before your interview.
When completing forms, one should always read the full instructions and questions fully and carefully. Here, you are admitting you did not do so. You will need to correct any wrong answers at the interview.
You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case. You can find one through http://www.ailalawyer.com.
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