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?
I did a dumb thing a few years ago, soon after I got my green card. I had a “date” with a woman who charged me money.
Will USCIS Check My Criminal Background If I Apply for Citizenship?
After you apply for naturalization, USCIS takes your fingerprints for a reason.
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 naturalization, but might raise questions.
Will unemployment, debt, or bankruptcy prevent my becoming a U.S. citizen?
Financial troubles do not, by themselves, bar a green card holder from naturalizing.
Can a 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.
Divorce Wasn't Actually Final Before New Marriage: Can I Become a U.S. Citizen?
Accidental bigamy need not bar approval of your application for naturalization, with the right follow-up steps.
My husband has another wife living outside the 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.