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I am applying for citizenship and I have 3 Traffic tickets.

1 should I have mention them on the application?

2  does these tickets are going delay or going to effect my naturalization?

thanks you very much in advance 

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4 hours ago, Hoie said:

I am applying for citizenship and I have 3 Traffic tickets.

1 should I have mention them on the application?

2  does these tickets are going delay or going to effect my naturalization?

thanks you very much in advance 

1. Yes. Don't even think about hiding them -- even if you get through the interview and oath ceremony, you can be denaturalized later if the traffic stops are material to the decision.

2. It depends on the type of ticket and how your state classifies the ticket (misdemeanor/felony). A ticket for a broken taillight is on a different level than, say, running a red light or passing a school bus with a stop sign. You can't do anything about it, so don't bother.

 

Declare all citations, however minor. Then get a driving record from your state(s) and submit with your application. I had a minor traffic violation nearly 15 years ago, and I was quizzed about that during my interview.

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You need to write on N-400, however, you will be fine as long as you paid the fine and you have your documentation to prove that. I had two,  he just said, two tickets.   I said yes

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1 hour ago, Laurelia said:

How to retrieve tickets when you threw them away? Were paid and everything. Three different states. 

https://m.wikihow.com/Check-Your-Driving-Record-Online

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2 hours ago, Laurelia said:

How to retrieve tickets when you threw them away? Were paid and everything. Three different states. 

Call the county court where the ticket incident ask for official receipt. There is usually a small fee (1-5 dollars) send it and they will send you a receipt.

 

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On 7/14/2019 at 4:27 AM, Hoie said:

I am applying for citizenship and I have 3 Traffic tickets.

1 should I have mention them on the application?

2  does these tickets are going delay or going to effect my naturalization?

thanks you very much in advance 

You don't need to disclose any traffic tickets that didn't involve drugs, injury to anyone and arrest. Or if the fine was less than $500. As long as those tickets were taken care of, you'll be fine. I know a lot of people who didn't have any issues whatsoever, at the interview doing that, including myself. Final decision is yours.

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3 hours ago, Sam Mirza said:

You don't need to disclose any traffic tickets that didn't involve drugs, injury to anyone and arrest. Or if the fine was less than $500. As long as those tickets were taken care of, you'll be fine. I know a lot of people who didn't have any issues whatsoever, at the interview doing that, including myself. Final decision is yours.

 

Hey Sam, just created an account to thank you. 

I have been following this forum for a while, and I'm tired of seeing so many people scaring others with made up information.

To others, U.S. won't revoke your citizenship just because you didn't mention a minor traffic ticket. This country is not a ridiculous dystopia, don't be scared of your government.

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2 hours ago, Jack Jonas said:

 

Hey Sam, just created an account to thank you. 

I have been following this forum for a while, and I'm tired of seeing so many people scaring others with made up information.

To others, U.S. won't revoke your citizenship just because you didn't mention a minor traffic ticket. This country is not a ridiculous dystopia, don't be scared of your government.

Appreciate your kind words! Yes, if they began scrutinizing people just for petty traffic violations except for DWI/Injury/Arrest, then nobody would get past the interview. 

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USCIS itself says no need to submit documentation on traffic violations unless it’s drug/alcohol related or with fine over $500.


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On 7/14/2019 at 7:45 AM, afrocraft said:

1. Yes. Don't even think about hiding them -- even if you get through the interview and oath ceremony, you can be denaturalized later if the traffic stops are material to the decision.

2. It depends on the type of ticket and how your state classifies the ticket (misdemeanor/felony). A ticket for a broken taillight is on a different level than, say, running a red light or passing a school bus with a stop sign. You can't do anything about it, so don't bother.

 

Declare all citations, however minor. Then get a driving record from your state(s) and submit with your application. I had a minor traffic violation nearly 15 years ago, and I was quizzed about that during my interview.

Fear monger. Simply false information!!


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On 7/19/2019 at 6:07 AM, afrocraft said:

Really? Educate me then.

I shouldn’t be the one to educate you, that’s what USCIS’s website and policy manuals are there for. Besides, the application instructions clearly states only certain traffic tickets/fines up to a dollar amount need to be disclosed. So telling OP to declare all citations however “minor” is blatantly false by the standards of USCIS policies. 


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36 minutes ago, dudeinTriBeCa said:

I shouldn’t be the one to educate you, that’s what USCIS’s website and policy manuals are there for. Besides, the application instructions clearly states only certain traffic tickets/fines up to a dollar amount need to be disclosed. So telling OP to declare all citations however “minor” is blatantly false by the standards of USCIS policies. 

As usual, it's the empty vessels that sound loudest. For the sake of others, below are the relevant application questions/instructions. Note the different standards on disclosure and documentation:

 

On disclosure of traffic offenses:

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If any of (the following) apply to you, you must answer "Yes" even if your records have been sealed, expunged, or otherwise cleared. You must disclose this information even if someone, including a judge, law enforcement officer, or attorney told you it no longer constitutes a record or told you that you do not have to disclose the information.

23. Have you EVER been arrested, cited, or detained by any law enforcement officer... for any reason?

 

On documentation to submit for traffic offenses:

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You must submit documentation of traffic incidents if: (1) The incident involved alcohol or drugs; (2) The incident led to an arrest; or (3) The incident seriously injured another person. You do not need to submit documentation for traffic fines or incidents that did not involve an arrest or did not involve drugs or alcohol, if the only penalty was a fine of less than $500 or points on your driving record.

 

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