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Hello,

I became a US citizen on sept 19th, 2018, I had my oath that day and recieved my certificate. 

 

On sept 29th, I was arrested on felony charges ( I dont want to get into details, since its complicated)

 

Am I at risk of losing citizenship?

 

the reason im worried is because when I check my status online, it says I recieved my certificate of neutralization on Oct 1st, which is not true, I received it on the 19th and thats the date it says on it. 

 

Do they take time to update it in the system and is there a probation peroid for arrests after the ceremony?

 

thank you

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no

happens i just looked this up because of an incident involving a naturalized citizen

but if convicted,  you loose right to vote,  right to have a passport (basically all the things u worked for)

 

just google the question 

will a felon cause a person to loose his naturalzation

you will find several posts on the subject

 

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3 minutes ago, adil-rafa said:

no

happens i just looked this up because of an incident involving a naturalized citizen

but if convicted,  you loose right to vote,  right to have a passport (basically all the things u worked for)

 

just google the question 

will a felon cause a person to loose his naturalzation

you will find several posts on the subject

 

I literally got a passport and lost it during this incident I had 🤦🏻‍♂️

 

Im not too worried about my right to vote (confused about Us politics anyway)

 

but right to passport is very serious, I read only drug trafficking charges can ban you from having a passport, which is not my case. So hopefully I can apply for a new one

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Disqualifying Felonies

Times have changed. Originally a felony was a crime of moral turpitude, violating the moral standards of the community. Today the moral qualification is largely abandoned, and most states and the federal government classify a felony as a crime for which the penalty exceeds one year in prison. Obviously, the range of felonies is quite broad, including such things as murder and treason, but also various drug crimes and financial offenses.

A person with a felony conviction is not automatically disqualified from getting a U.S. passport. Remember that a passport is not a ticket to travel. Rather, it is a type of international identification that allows you back into the United States if you travel. But the right to enter another country is governed by that country, who will have its own rules about who can enter.

The rules in this country preclude only felons who committed international drug trafficking from getting a passport. That is, a person cannot get a passport if she crossed an international border while drug trafficking and was arrested and convicted for it.

 

The Department can, but doesn't have to, disqualify a passport applicant if he has been convicted of a misdemeanor (lesser) state or federal drug charges. However, a first-offense conviction for possession of a controlled substance cannot serve as a basis for denial.

Other Reasons for Passport Denial

Even if you have no criminal convictions, you may not get a passport. If you are currently charged with a felony or a felony arrest warrant is outstanding, your application will be denied. Likewise, if you are currently in jail or on parole for felony drug changes, you can't get a passport.

You will not be given a passport if you owe $2,500 or more in back child support, or owe certain loans to the government. The State Department will also deny you a passport if a court order, a probation order or a parole order states that you are not to leave the country.

 

also most sexual offenses

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4 minutes ago, US citizen 007 said:

Is there a reason the USCIS crck ststus system shows the wrong date for receiving my neutralization certificate? 

Oct. 1st is probably the date that the certificate was issued---meaning the date it was physically created, before the ceremony.

 

The date that matters is the date you became a citizen by taking your oath---Oct. 19th.


Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

Applied for US Passport - requested Routine/ Regular Service

Oct. 27, 2017 (Day 00) - Submitted Passport Application, filed in person at Post Office

Oct. 30, 2017 (Day 03) - Online tracker shows application has been received and is under processing

Nov. 08, 2017 (Day 12) - Online tracker shows "in final stages" and projected completion time of 11/13/2017

Nov. 09, 2017 (Day 13) - Passport received in the mail.

Nov. 10, 2017 (Day 14) - Naturalization Certificate received back in the mail.

 

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Just now, Going through said:

Oct. 1st is probably the date that the certificate was issued---meaning the date it was physically created, before the ceremony.

 

The date that matters is the date you became a citizen by taking your oath---Oct. 19th.

I became a citizen on SEPT 19th, the certificate says SEPT 19, while the website says OCT 1st. The arrest happened SEPT 29th. 

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sorry for the confusion---the date that still only matters is the date on the certificate itself---you won't have your citizenship revoked, regardless. 

With the passport issue, depends on the actual charge. 


Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

Applied for US Passport - requested Routine/ Regular Service

Oct. 27, 2017 (Day 00) - Submitted Passport Application, filed in person at Post Office

Oct. 30, 2017 (Day 03) - Online tracker shows application has been received and is under processing

Nov. 08, 2017 (Day 12) - Online tracker shows "in final stages" and projected completion time of 11/13/2017

Nov. 09, 2017 (Day 13) - Passport received in the mail.

Nov. 10, 2017 (Day 14) - Naturalization Certificate received back in the mail.

 

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Just now, Going through said:

sorry for the confusion---the date that still only matters is the date on the certificate itself---you won't have your citizenship revoked, regardless. 

With the passport issue, depends on the actual charge. 

Thank you. 

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15 hours ago, US citizen 007 said:

Hello,

I became a US citizen on sept 19th, 2018, I had my oath that day and recieved my certificate. 

 

On sept 29th, I was arrested on felony charges ( I dont want to get into details, since its complicated)

 

Am I at risk of losing citizenship?

 

the reason im worried is because when I check my status online, it says I recieved my certificate of neutralization on Oct 1st, which is not true, I received it on the 19th and thats the date it says on it. 

 

Do they take time to update it in the system and is there a probation peroid for arrests after the ceremony?

 

thank you

You can be Denaturalized if it is found that the crime was committed prior to your naturalization being approved. You can search online for which felony convictions will cause a passport denial. Not all of them will be automatic denial and only you know what you did. Here is a link you can check out.

 

https://fastportpassport.com/blog/passport-requirements-felony

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passport and voting rights depend on conviction, severity of offense and the state you are in. I think it also only applies for felonies (not misdemeanors) - but I could be wrong.

 

assuming it is nothing terrible, I wouldnt worry about any of the above. Your attorney can best advise you.

 

And please educate yourself on US politics and VOTE. people died for YOUR RIGHT to VOTE.

 


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Passports can be denied for a lot of issues......example:  owing at least $2500 child support.


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