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In 2002 (13 years ago) I was 21 years of age an a stupid kid. I got in a fight with a girlfriend at the time and hit a wall (not the girl, never!). Her mother called the police and I got convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor. I did everything the courts required of me and my case was closed.

I'm currently engaged to my fiance and about to submit our k-1 paper work to the USCIS to bring her to the US. Our question is whether or not our k-1 might be denied because of my domestic violence misdemeanor 13 years ago? I am of course listing this on the i-129f and including as much paper work as I can to show the case was closed ( the courts have destroyed most of the paper work after 10+ years).

Can anyone please provide us guidance. I'd hate for my stupid mistake as a kid to affect the love of my life moving to the US with me.

Thanks

DML

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Just make sure to include all court paperwork you can get your hands on and submit it along with the I-129f petition. You are going to have to list the DV conviction and the USCIS is going to want to see all court documents related to the DV case and conviction. There isn't anything that can be done about it now, after the fact, except to tell the USCIS about it and offer any and all documentation related to the case to the USCIS.

Best of luck!

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