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I was not sure what to answer this question to somebody . So this applicant is about to file N400 wondering if they have to put a $90 ticket given by a cop? he got pulled over because he turned right that he was not supposed to. He explained it to the officer that he didn't noticed, but the officer gave him $90 ticket which he already paid. Is this important to mention yes he has been stopped? this is the only ticket in the past 7 years of his residence.

There is question: Have you ever committed a crime of offense for which you were not arrested?

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This is a gray area and some say put yes some say no. I called two lawyers here and they told as long as the tickets didn't relate to a serious charge like DUI, DWI RECKLESS DRVING... then you don't have to say yes to that question. You can always tell the officer about it in the interview, hopefully you have some kind of proof that the ticket was paid.

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Get proof of the paid ticket... If the ask about any traffic violations, you can mention it, tell them it was paid and if they ask for proof, you have it ready...


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Get proof of the paid ticket... If the ask about any traffic violations, you can mention it, tell them it was paid and if they ask for proof, you have it ready...

Well said. the person is not detained neither arrested.Ticket issued and paid . Thanks

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This is a gray area and some say put yes some say no. I called two lawyers here and they told as long as the tickets didn't relate to a serious charge like DUI, DWI RECKLESS DRVING... then you don't have to say yes to that question. You can always tell the officer about it in the interview, hopefully you have some kind of proof that the ticket was paid.

Yes this is also verified by the INS hotline and by my actual IO during my interview. I was told on the hotline that it is unnecessary to declare a simple speeding ticket like that. The only cases that should get proof are ones that have a number of other problems with their application and other violations.

My IO also backed up what the INS said as I didn't mention it on my N-400, but asked the IO if I should have during the interview. He said no and that they are not concerned with simple traffic fines such as a speeding as long as it isn't over $400 (or was it $500) and non drug/DUI related and if you don't have a lot of other issues on your N-400 with arrests and such.

So that is coming straight from the source of the INS and my own personal experience. I never declared them, I was told I didn't have to and the IO backed that up. But if you want to go through the process of trying to track down tickets and such, go for it. If they really want to see it, then they will ask for that during the interview and you can then go through that process to get proof and submit it if needed...


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1997

Oct - Job offer in US

Nov - Received my TN-1 to be authorized to work in the US

Nov - Moved to US

1998-2001

Recieved 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th TN

2002

May - Met future wife at arts fest

Nov - Recieved 6th TN

2003

Nov - Recieved 7th TN

Jul - Our Wedding

Aug - Filed for AOS

Sep - Recieved EAD

Sep - Recieved Advanced Parole

2004

Jan - Interview, accepted for Green Card

Feb - Green Card Arrived in mail

2005

Oct - I-751 sent off

2006

Jan - 10 year Green Card accepted

Mar - 10 year Green Card arrived

Oct - Filed N-400 for Naturalization

Nov - Biometrics done

Nov - Just recieved Naturalization Interview date for Jan.

2007

Jan - Naturalization Interview Completed

Feb - Oath Letter recieved

Feb - Oath Ceremony

Feb 21 - Finally a US CITIZEN (yay)

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