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Hello,

My father applied for US Citizenship he already passed the exam & interview, however the IO asked him regarding another name which he was arrested and served the crime 40 years ago/1973 he told him that it was him but did not declare the offense but yesterday he received a request from USCIS requesting for court disposition, police reports and explanation why he did not declare it to be submitted within 30 days.

My father did not declare it because he was embarrassed and he thought that it was already cleared and not significant anymore because he was still young at that time (I'm not even born yet)

my questions are if we submit the needed documents e.g. court dispositions or possible certification of no record since the records might have been expunged already does he still have a chance to be naturalized?

it says in the letter failure to do so might lead to denial, would that be the worst possible result?

my worry is he would be deported.

another question since the record was really old already what if the papers will be delayed can we request for extension to USCIS?

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No matter the reason your father didn't disclose this, but he basicly lied on his naturalization application. To be honest, it doesn't look good, USCIS takes this very seriously. The fact that they will let him present something and didn't give him an instant denial at least gives you some hope though.

Worst possible result will be denial of naturalization and review of his green card status. Deportation won't come overnight, but it might endanger his status.

This is one of these rare cases I would recommend seeking help from an attorney or at least have a consultation.


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No matter the reason your father didn't disclose this, but he basicly lied on his naturalization application. To be honest, it doesn't look good, USCIS takes this very seriously. The fact that they will let him present something and didn't give him an instant denial at least gives you some hope though.

Worst possible result will be denial of naturalization and review of his green card status. Deportation won't come overnight, but it might endanger his status.

This is one of these rare cases I would recommend seeking help from an attorney or at least have a consultation.

Yes. This is time for an experienced attorney. Last thing you would want is misinterpretation.


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Hello,

My father applied for US Citizenship he already passed the exam & interview, however the IO asked him regarding another name which he was arrested and served the crime 40 years ago/1973 he told him that it was him but did not declare the offense but yesterday he received a request from USCIS requesting for court disposition, police reports and explanation why he did not declare it to be submitted within 30 days.

My father did not declare it because he was embarrassed and he thought that it was already cleared and not significant anymore because he was still young at that time (I'm not even born yet)

my questions are if we submit the needed documents e.g. court dispositions or possible certification of no record since the records might have been expunged already does he still have a chance to be naturalized?

it says in the letter failure to do so might lead to denial, would that be the worst possible result?

my worry is he would be deported.

another question since the record was really old already what if the papers will be delayed can we request for extension to USCIS?

Embarrassment is no reason to hide something. Sounds like it was the hope it wouldn't be brought up and affect his citizenship and now it has. It was a mistake and he needs to be grateful for not being instantly denied. He still has a chance to be naturalized but will need lawyer help. Get it fast as he only has 90 days.

You already know the worst possible result, no need to explain that to you...your worries are warranted.

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Embarrassment is no reason to hide something. Sounds like it was the hope it wouldn't be brought up and affect his citizenship and now it has. It was a mistake and he needs to be grateful for not being instantly denied. He still has a chance to be naturalized but will need lawyer help. Get it fast as he only has 90 days.

You already know the worst possible result, no need to explain that to you...your worries are warranted.

Yes, I think that's correct, it was the hope it wouldn't be brought up because he was thinking it was over 40 years ago already, anyhow thanks I've already told him to go to a lawyer and I would try to get the disposition documents tomorrow.

90 days? according to him he was only given 30 days to submit the documents needed.

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Yes, I think that's correct, it was the hope it wouldn't be brought up because he was thinking it was over 40 years ago already, anyhow thanks I've already told him to go to a lawyer and I would try to get the disposition documents tomorrow.

90 days? according to him he was only given 30 days to submit the documents needed.

I mistyped that, sorry. He has whatever timeframe they gave him, which you said was 30.

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Did this crime happen before or after he got his green card. If it happened before and he didn't mention it then , he may have huge problems for hiding a name used and hiding criminal background that could have affected his original green card decision.


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Did this crime happen before or after he got his green card. If it happened before and he didn't mention it then , he may have huge problems for hiding a name used and hiding criminal background that could have affected his original green card decision.

That would be the worst thing what could come out of this. Seek for an EXCELLENT lawyer and don't waste anytime.


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What was the crime?


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You need to hire the service of a very good immigration lawyer for your father is facing a very complicated situation especially if the non-disclosure started prior to GC issuance. USCIS might and have a good chance will dig deeper into this, so start calling the best lawyer you know. Goodluck.


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