On my citizenship application I put a no I wasn’t arrested because I wasn’t that time. After my application was sent I was then arrested. I went to court. I wasn’t charged or anything. My case got dismmised without any record. I’m going for my citizenship interview should I say yes I was arrested and show then the disposition letter. Do you think it’s going to be a problem?
You should always be 100% honest. Bringing a court certified disposition is also prudent.
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You should inform the officer and provide the officer with the certificate of certified court record.
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Yes, you should seek to "amend the record" - prior to being placed under oath - by disclosing the "arrest" which occurred since you filed the application and asking the officer to "incorporate by reference" all the amended information you will be providing her with, as well as the court certified final case disposition document of that er..."incident" you will have brought to the interview with - for the officer to keep.
(I had exactly the same situation a few hours ago during a client's "combo interview" (I-751 & N-400) at the Los Angeles district office. Use my exact terms "incorporate by reference,,,."
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