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Hello all.

I've been thrown into a pretty unfortunate and annoying situation.

I am in the midst of the naturalization process. All has gone pretty smoothly, and I am scheduled for an oath ceremony on May 29 in New York City. I have already booked flights to travel internationally in mid June - early July to visit some relatives, and it is imperative that I go because I won't be able to make a trip this long for a while. Obtaining a passport on time is possible - I have already spoken to several passport agency representatives to confirm this.

Here's the problem: last night, due to some bad judgment in retrospect, two friends and I were sitting on a bench in Central Park. We did not know that the park was closed off from 1AM. It was around 1:30AM, and a cop came and ticketed us with pink summons notices. He assured us that all we have to do is show up to court and that we'll either have the case dismissed or pay a small fine. It would not show up on our records. The issue is that now I am dealing with a "pending charge," and I am worried that this will delay my oath ceremony. From N-445 asks if since my interview, if I have been arrested, cited, charged, indicted, convicted, fined or imprisoned for breaking or violating any law or ordinance. I am going to have to check off "yes."

Has anyone dealt with a similar situation? I'm just very distraught and trying to come up with solutions but failing to do so.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

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This citation should be less than $500 and a minor civil offense like a traffic ticket. I doubt if this will be able to derail your oath ceremony provided you book a court date asap before oath ceremony and have this payed/or dismissed bringing proof of such disposition to USCIS officer on that day.


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Show up in court early, don't wait until court date and settle it down ASAP by paying fine or getting it dismissed whatever you can do to get a court order. It takes at least a week to get into police system so make sure you call the court to see if it is available already.

You answer yes but without a court order, they will not let you go in Oath ceremony. Good luck.


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12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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Thank you all. I agree in that settling it ASAP seems to be the best option. I'm just concerned that it will not be processed in time for my oath.

Then you will have no choice but to wait a little longer, they will RFE you at the ceremony for court order. When you are able to send in court order, they will reschedule your Oath. Hopefully you will have it in time. Good luck.


N400

12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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try you to pay the fine before your oath. I saw a case here for a person who was not allowed to take the oath because he has pending ticket. So, if you pay it, it shouldn't be a problem at all.


AOS

day 1 -- 04/11/2012-- package sent to Chicago

day 2 -- 04/12/2012-- package was received.

day 43-- 05/23/2012-- Notice for an interview is received for 06/26 @ 2pm

day 63-- 06/12/2012-- Received a Text & email for an update- Card production EAD/AP

day 77-- 06/26/2012-- interview / approved on the spot.

day 86-- 07/05/2012-- Received my GC in the mail.

ROC

day 1 -- 04/07/2014 -- ROC Package delivered to VSC

day 16 -- 04/23/2014 -- Walk-in Bio.

day 197 -- 10/20/2014-- Approval Letter received dated 10/16/2014

day 202 -- 10/25/2014-- GC received

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Show up in court early, don't wait until court date and settle it down ASAP by paying fine or getting it dismissed whatever you can do to get a court order. It takes at least a week to get into police system so make sure you call the court to see if it is available already.

You answer yes but without a court order, they will not let you go in Oath ceremony. Good luck.

That's a good suggestion. Judges take this into consideration, if you go and talk to them they could setup the trial early.


AOS

day 1 -- 04/11/2012-- package sent to Chicago

day 2 -- 04/12/2012-- package was received.

day 43-- 05/23/2012-- Notice for an interview is received for 06/26 @ 2pm

day 63-- 06/12/2012-- Received a Text & email for an update- Card production EAD/AP

day 77-- 06/26/2012-- interview / approved on the spot.

day 86-- 07/05/2012-- Received my GC in the mail.

ROC

day 1 -- 04/07/2014 -- ROC Package delivered to VSC

day 16 -- 04/23/2014 -- Walk-in Bio.

day 197 -- 10/20/2014-- Approval Letter received dated 10/16/2014

day 202 -- 10/25/2014-- GC received

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