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On probation: Can I get U.S. citizenship?
I have a green card, have been in the U.S. for six years, and speak English pretty well. However, I am on probation for a crime. Should I apply for citizenship, or will it be denied?
Got a DUI: Can I File Form N-400 for U.S. Citizenship?
Though not an automatic bar, a DUI or DWI on your record can hurt your chances of proving the necessary good moral character for naturalization.
Arrested, But Case Dismissed: Can Immigrant Still Get U.S. Citizenship?
Any time a U.S. lawful permanent resident (a green card holder) has a run-in with police or law enforcement, even if the case is ultimately dismissed, it is cause for concern.
If I’ve Been Arrested for Visiting a Prostitute, Will I Be Denied U.S. Citizenship?
Arrest for soliciting a prostitute is not an automatic bar to naturalization, but could nevertheless lead to deportation, and is definitely a factor in proving good moral character.
Will USCIS Check My Criminal Background If I Apply for Citizenship?
After you apply for naturalization, USCIS takes your fingerprints for a reason.
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Haven’t paid child support: Can I get U.S. citizenship?
Whether you will be approved for naturalization depends on the reasons why you didn't or couldn't pay child support.
Can I Apply for Citizenship If I’ve Divorced the Person Who Got Me My Green Card?
Why divorce is not a bar to approval for naturalized U.S. citizenship, but might raise questions.
Will Being Unemployed, in Debt, or Bankrupt Prevent My Becoming a U.S. Citizen?
Financial troubles do not, by themselves, bar a green card holder from naturalizing.
Can Naturalized U.S. Citizen Lose Citizenship by Living in Another Country?
It's uncommon for someone with U.S. citizenship to lose that status, but not impossible--find out more here.
I Owe Back Taxes: Can I Still Apply for U.S. Citizenship?
How tax debt affects your ability to show good moral character for naturalization purposes.
My Husband Has Another Wife Living Outside U.S.: Can I Become a U.S. Citizen?
You will not qualify for citizenship if you are part of a polygamous web of family relationships, even if you have married only once.