I am about to sponsor my spouse via I-130 - I don't want my spouse to ever find out I was arrested in the past for petit larceny (ACD granted). Do I have to reveal this information? will it affect my spouse's application for adjustment of status?
Don't worry. This is a non-issue. Such a small, insignificant conviction will never be raised or mentioned by USCIS during the interview, nor is it asked on any Form you the USC petitioner will have to fill out. (Of course, if would have been a different story altogether if you the petitioner had been convicted of a sex crime with a minor or felony domestic violence..)
Not likely to come up, but it could. I have seen officers inquire as to the USCs criminal history in order to ascertain the extent to which the petitioner and beneficiary were familiar with one another. That said, although I am not a marriage counselor, starting your relationship with secrets is not healthy.
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