Green Card expires in 5 months. Other eligibility for Naturalization are met. The property taxes are my obligation for the next year(2015) on wards according to the Judgement of dissolution. This year it is the responsibility of the ex spouse who is the citizen sponsor refuses to pay. The tax notice shows both are names on the overdue part,
1.Can I apply for N400 and will this cause to be rejected because one question asks "do you have taxes overdue?" The taxes are overdue but responsibility is outlined in the court order. OR
2. Should I apply for GC renewal? For this process, are tax returns and records checked? I am asking this so I should order and double check if there are any discrepancies in records doe to the divorce.
Either way you should be prepared to explain why there is a state property tax due. No matter what, this information will be required and you may want to contact an immigration attorney who can assist you with preparing an affidavit explaining the situation.
Contact an immigration attorney within the United States who you can trust foremost and discuss the various options per your inquiry.
Best of luck!
If you hire an immigration attorney, and you provide them the documentation, they can make a persuasive argument at time that you apply for your naturalization for you. I think it will certainly come up, and if you can do what you can do to mitigate it, it will help greatly. Do I think it is a complete impediment - no, but I would need to see the entirety of your matter before making a definitive statement. That is why you should hire an immigration attorney to review the case and make a call on what is best to do.
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1. You risk having your N-400 tonight, unless you take care of these property taxes.
2. You should. No such checks there, since unlike when filing for citizenship, when you are applying to renew your green card you do not need to prove "good moral character".
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Yes renew the green card. You would need to anyway since it won't be valid by the time you get to the naturalization interview. In chicago, the officers want to see a valid green card at the time of interview.
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