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Hi, I just have a question that I hope somebody can answer for me.

I had a trespassing incident 5 years ago. Now, it sounds worse than it actually is. I was crossing a federal railroad after school ended, and there was a cop waiting for me. He gave me an $80 dollar ticket, and that was that. Now, do I need to provide documentation/official statement for this incident. I'm confused because in the N-400 guide, it says "Note that unless a traffic incident was alcohol or drug related, you do not need to submit documentation for traffic fines and incidents that did not involve an actual arrest if the only penalty was a fine of less than $500 or points on your driver's license".

Now, for those of you asking just get the documentation for it anyway just to make sure, I'm considering not going through that process because I live out of state, and since I don't have the ticket number on hand, it'll take 10-15 days to look up the record and another 10-15 days to get a copy of it to my current address through the mail.

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Hi, I just have a question that I hope somebody can answer for me.

I had a trespassing incident 5 years ago. Now, it sounds worse than it actually is. I was crossing a federal railroad after school ended, and there was a cop waiting for me. He gave me an $80 dollar ticket, and that was that. Now, do I need to provide documentation/official statement for this incident. I'm confused because in the N-400 guide, it says "Note that unless a traffic incident was alcohol or drug related, you do not need to submit documentation for traffic fines and incidents that did not involve an actual arrest if the only penalty was a fine of less than $500 or points on your driver's license".

Now, for those of you asking just get the documentation for it anyway just to make sure, I'm considering not going through that process because I live out of state, and since I don't have the ticket number on hand, it'll take 10-15 days to look up the record and another 10-15 days to get a copy of it to my current address through the mail.

In my opinion, you should go ahead and request the document and allow all the time needed for it to arrive and have it ready and on hand.

As you said, it is less than $500 and you were not arrested or detained; therefore, you do not need to include in your application. However, USCIS might send you a letter indicating that there was an incident and you should bring supporting documentation when you go for interview - and that is why I suggest you get the document prepared - if they don't ask for it, you can "forget-about-it".


N-400 Naturalization Timeline

06/28/11 .. Mailed N-400 package via Priority mail with delivery confirmation

06/30/11 .. Package Delivered to Dallas Lockbox

07/06/11 .. Received e-mail notification of application acceptance

07/06/11 .. Check cashed

07/08/11 .. Received NOA letter

07/29/11 .. Received text/e-mail for biometrics notice

08/03/11 .. Received Biometrics letter - scheduled for 8/24/11

08/04/11 .. Walk-in finger prints done.

08/08/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Placed in line for interview scheduling

09/12/11 .. Received Yellow letter dated 9/7/11

09/13/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Interview scheduled

09/16/11 .. Received interview letter

10/19/11 .. Interview - PASSED

10/20/11 .. Received text/email: Oath scheduled

10/22/11 .. Received OATH letter

11/09/11 .. Oath ceremony

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Hmm...in that case, do you think it'll be okay for me to send in the application w/o the documentation but have it ready by the time I get a chance to interview?

Yes, as long as you make a note of the incident in the appropriate fields you will be fine as long as you bring some sort of official record to the interview.

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