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Hello, 

 

I'm applying for Naturalization and need to provide more information about a citation I received. I was stopped and fined $180 for speeding. The citation was paid and that was the end of it. 

In the online Naturalization application I answered "yes" to the question below.

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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?

Since I answered "yes" for the citation, when I get to the Evidence > Additional evidence section the following file attachment area appears. 

 

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Information about your arrest(s)

If you have ever been arrested or detained anywhere in the world, by any law enforcement officer, for any reason, and no charges were filed, upload clear images of these documents:

  • An original or court-certified arrest report
  • An official, certified statement from the arresting agency or applicable court confirming that no charges were filed

Should I be uploading a copy of the citation?

Should I also get a follow up document indicating that I paid?

I'm not sure if this technically applies to me, during the traffic stop I was not arrested. It does say "detained", is a traffic stop considered a detention? 

 

Thank you.

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I had a traffic ticket too, but I don't think it would come under any of the above (unless it is above $500, I think). I believe that is a question about criminal offenses and I answered No.

 

Interested to know what others think.

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@vlov Traffic tickets are a citation, so you were correct in answering "yes" to that question, as you were supposed to disclose it on the application.

You need to submit documentation about the citation if the resulting fine was above $500.  

Bring proof of the fine paid to your N400 interview incase asked for by the IO.


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14 minutes ago, Going through said:

@vlov Traffic tickets are a citation, so you were correct in answering "yes" to that question, as you were supposed to disclose it on the application.

You need to submit documentation about the citation if the resulting fine was above $500.  

Bring proof of the fine paid to your N400 interview incase asked for by the IO.

Ouch, I did not disclose this! What can i do now? Can the online application be edited? My fine was only $55.

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1 hour ago, RunTheRoad said:

Ouch, I did not disclose this! What can i do now? Can the online application be edited? My fine was only $55.

No worries----You can disclose it at the beginning of your interview---don't stress out since it was only a minor traffic ticket, yes?  It's not like you failed to disclose you'd committed a felony or something more serious in nature.  


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

 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Going through said:

No worries----You can disclose it at the beginning of your interview---don't stress out since it was only a minor traffic ticket, yes?  It's not like you failed to disclose you'd committed a felony or something more serious in nature.  

Maybe I should upload the paid ticket under additional evidence and explain to the IO during interview? Thanks so much for your response.

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