they denied my citizenship lack of good moral character. got arrested back 07 case dismissed first time dui. they think i lied but the thing is i was told when case is dismissed theres no arrest like nothin happen. and i can say no to arrest. can i file appeal just to clear that i didnt lie just got wrong info i know i need a good lawyer. and do i have a chance to win or wait 5 yrs again. no record clean just this mistake. what is my chances i need to respond 31 days . pls help thanks and more power is there anybody approved for appealing some cases like me thanks
The decision to answer 'no' creates challenges. If it appears that you lied to a Government Official, then you may have to wait up to five years from the naturalization interview to re-apply. The law requires five years of good moral character; three years if you obtained your green card through marriage and remain married to the same U.S. Citizen Spouse.
Carefully read the questions on the form N400. In some areas, filing a lawsuit directly to the Federal District may be appropriate. A Federal Court action may prove quicker than the administrative appeals process where there is reason for concern.
Unfortunately, it can take quite an effort and an appeal may not be recommended. Such a Federal Court lawsuit may prove to be a mistake that can create further complications in some District Courts. An administrative appeal can also prove to be a waste of money in many situations.
If you are unsure what you want to do, then schedule an appointment with an experienced immigration attorney. An improperly filed lawsuit can be dismissed or denied, where an applicant improperly identifies why the Federal Court has the right to review the denial of Citizenship by naturalization. Often, the filing fee for an administrative appeal costs more than an thorough appointment with an experienced immigration attorney.
The above is general information and does not create an attorney client relationship.
It may proceed faster if you refile the N-400.
However, it is advisable to contact an immigration lawyer to discuss your case and find a way forward.
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