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Naturalization (Applying for U.S. Citizenship)

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This week, Murthy Law Firm attorneys will answer questions regarding naturalization.    

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I have received couple speeding tickets since I became permanent resident. Hence for Form N-400, Part 12, questions 23 should I be answering yes or no?

Q.23 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?

Similarly what should my response be for from N-400, Part 12, Q.25?

Q.25 Have you EVER been convicted of a crime or offense?

Thank you for your help!

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On 8/6/2021 at 12:20 PM, chewymccloud said:

I have received couple speeding tickets since I became permanent resident. Hence for Form N-400, Part 12, questions 23 should I be answering yes or no?

Q.23 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?

Similarly what should my response be for from N-400, Part 12, Q.25?

Q.25 Have you EVER been convicted of a crime or offense?

Thank you for your help!

Intelligent minds have differed on this question. Q23 is extremely board and a reasonable interpretation is that a speeding ticket given during a traffic stop would qualify as a "Yes" to this question.  Meanwhile, another reasonable interpretation of Q25 is that it is in reference to criminal offenses, of which, most speeding tickets (assuming not a misdemeanor) is not a criminal offense.  

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On 8/6/2021 at 11:20 AM, chewymccloud said:

I have received couple speeding tickets since I became permanent resident. Hence for Form N-400, Part 12, questions 23 should I be answering yes or no?

Q.23 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?

Similarly what should my response be for from N-400, Part 12, Q.25?

Q.25 Have you EVER been convicted of a crime or offense?

Thank you for your help!

FWIW, I personally said Yes to question 23, based on a ticket being a citation,and listed the speeding tickets I had records of. The examiner was fine with me saying "just speeding tickets" and didn't make a big deal out of it. I passed just fine. They don't really care much about speeding tickets, unless it is reckless driving or DUI or the like.

Edited by JoeF

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Hi, would appreciate your help:

1. Are Naturalization interviews/citizenship tests (/after the biometrics stage) conducted in India (US embassy) or they are done only in the US? If a person flies out after biometrics to India, and changes the address on the Naturalization file, can they take the test/interview at US embassy in India and fly back for oath?

2. What is gap between biometrics appointment, interview/ test appointment and the oath ceremony?

Thank you

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