What does good moral character mean when it comes to US citizenship?

Asked almost 3 years ago - Miami, FL

I have not committed any crimes while living here. Is that enough?

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  1. Linda Yin Liang

    Contributor Level 16


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    Answered . It depends. Your driving records, bounced checks... If you don't have a criminal record and you swear you don't have other problems at all, it will be good for now.

  2. Robert West

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . How about crimes other places, how bout owing child support and not paying. You should consult with a lawyer to discuss if you qualify for naturalization.

  3. Wolf W Kaufmann

    Contributor Level 15


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    Answered . It is not clearly defined but left a bit to the interpretation of the officers, but usually it is understood as meaning that you have no criminal record or other violations of laws and rules. However, not all convictions mean you don't have good moral character.

    If in doubt, consult an attorney with your specific details.

    Wolf W. Kaufmann
    Southern California Immigration Attorney

    No client-attorney relationship is being created by this posting. Please contact an attorney with questions about your case.

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