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I got a DUI back in 2011. How much information do I need to provide on the I-129F application? I'm sending certified copies of police and court records, so I'm just wondering what information or how detailed I need to be on the application under Part 3, 4b? 

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My fiance had a DUI from when he was a teenager. We did the same thing, went to the courthouse and got a certified copy Which we attached. On the form, we wrote something like "DUI in 2005, see attached documents." We were approved with no RFE

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7 hours ago, Kumar01 said:

I always find it helpful to write a quick statement in addition to your criminal history police records and court records. Write a short summary of what happened and the documents you've attached in reference to it. Sign it and date it. That's it. 

Unnecessary to write a short summary, I would be relatively certain that USCIS adjudicators have seen their fair share of police and court records. Do you see anything mentioned in the form instructions about a short summary requirement by the petitioner?


Item Numbers 1. - 3.c. Criminal Information. Indicate whether you have ever been the subject of a temporary or permanent protection order or restraining order (either civil or criminal) related to any of the crimes specified below, or arrested, or convicted of any of the crimes specified below. If you were ever arrested or convicted of any of the specified crimes, you must submit certified copies of all court and police records showing the charges and disposition for every arrest or conviction. You must do so even if your records were sealed, expunged, or otherwise cleared, and regardless of whether anyone, including a judge, law enforcement officer, or attorney, informed you that you no longer have a criminal record.

REF: https://www.uscis.gov/i-129f , Instructions, page 6.


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4 hours ago, Kumar01 said:

There's no specific requirement to write a letter. It's something that I've seen helps with the criminal history to "tie" it all together. For instance, a police record may not contain everything that the petitioner wants to discuss to help their case. So, they can write specific details and describe the incident in their own words to help set the context. I agree the adjudicators have seen their share of police / court records. But writing a letter is allowed from what I've gathered and experienced.

If the OP has a clean record and this is only "strike", which happened in 2011 some 8 years ago, I think the agent reviewing the case has a strong history to which to pull from to determine if the petitioner present any problems. Do what Do will Do. You say more and you could be traveling down a very ugly road. Let them tie it back and not you. 


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