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2 speeding tickets in last 3 years and FORM N400

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Hello, 

 

Should I say yes to "Have you EVER been arrested, cited, or detained by any law enforcement officer (including any immigration official or any official of the U.S. armed forces) for any reason?"

 

if I have 2 speeding tickets for both less than $500? 

 

I have seen people saying yes and no so I am very confused.

 

Thank you.

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It also says do not include minor trafic infractions, so no, you do not have to include speeding tickets less than $500.

 

Question #7: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/article/chapter3.pdf

 

When I was naturalized, I had half a dozen tickets of a variety types including speeding, not wearing seatbelt, not have car inspection, ... and GOD KNOWS how many parking tickets...

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You always have to include everything on the N-400. 

 

You just don't have to provide documentation for any traffic offences for which you were only fined under $500 or received points on your driving record, were not arrested, and did not involve drugs or alcohol. 

 

This is clearly stated in the N-400 instructions. 

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My husband had two traffic tickets. We said yes, noted they were under $500, and took all the documentation with us to the interview. They never asked for it. We said yes because, well, yes he was given tickets.


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3.7.2017     NOA sent

3.23.2017   Biometrics Appointment

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3.15.2018   Filed N 400 Online

3.15.2018   USCIS sent the receipt

3.16.2018   USCIS sent biometrics letter

6.14.2018   Interview Notice sent

7.24.2018   Naturalization Interview; approved

9.26.2018   Oath Ceremony Scheduled

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6 hours ago, MarkDallasTX said:

Hello, 

 

Should I say yes to "Have you EVER been arrested, cited, or detained by any law enforcement officer (including any immigration official or any official of the U.S. armed forces) for any reason?"

 

if I have 2 speeding tickets for both less than $500? 

 

I have seen people saying yes and no so I am very confused.

 

Thank you.

You have to disclose it on the application---a speeding ticket is a citation ("cited").  

You don't have to provide documentation on it, since each ticket fine was less than $500.

 

There is no potential harm in having traffic violations on the N400 (well, unless there are multiple speeding violations over a short period of time raising questions about the GMC requirement, or includes DUIs).  The IO will be more concerned about whether the ticket fines have been paid, in this instance.

 

 


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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

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