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Exam by PTSD will affect my application for U.S Citizenship ?

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Hi To whom it may help,


I used to be a VICTIM of Domestic Violence case in year of 2013. I got sever injuries and the defendant was got charged by felony.

Since I was a victim, therefore, I have to show my physical and mental injuries medical reports to both criminal and civil courts/judge.


During the court progress, I have seen family counseling and Psychiatrist and got exam with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).

My PTSD exam report still save and record in Criminal court under my name/SSN.

The Psychiatrist prescribed few medicines for me to take while I was under one year individual counseling therapy.


Since I am going to apply for my N400, U.S citizenship & naturalization by August of this year and I have saw the following question list on N400

"Have you ever been declared legally incompetent or been confined to a mental institution ?"

Do I need to concern about this ? Should I answer yes or no for this questions ? 


Actually, I NEVER stay in any mental hospital and I have already stop my medication with Dr's approval.

Now, I have still continue my counseling session with my Psychiatrist once a month.


Would this affect my application for becoming a U.S citizen ? Would like affect my interview with immigration officer? 

Does Immigration going to check my Medical Records by using my SSN ?

Should I STOP my counseling session with my Psychiatrist ?


Can anyone please help and advise ?








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if you've never been declared legally incompetent (by a judge) and haven't been in a mental institution (you haven't), the answer is a simple NO. 

Don't stop your counseling sessions! Being treated for PTSD or being treated for any other physical affliction have no bearing on your eligibility for citizenship.  



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8 minutes ago, Chu Chu Train said:

Do I need to concern about this ? Should I answer yes or no for this questions ? 

Based on what you posted, I would say you could legally and correctly answer "No".


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