When compiling your application for naturalization, honesty is always the best policy. Our Las Vegas immigration attorneys advise that you are entirely open with your criminal record, even regarding minor crimes and incidents that you have been cleared from. After all, the USCIS is likely to track down any unreported crimes on your record, and you don’t want to be caught in a perceived lie at this stage of your immigration process.
With that in mind, disclose to the USCIS all arrests and convictions, including arrests for which you were not charged or convicted and convictions that were expunged from your record. Crimes for which you were neither arrested nor convicted may also come to light in your proceedings, so it’s a good idea to disclose these as well. However, you may not be required to submit documentation for traffic infractions, so long as the incident did not involve an arrest, was not related to drugs or alcohol, and incurred a penalty of less than $500 or points on your driver’s license.
At the same time, this is also your opportunity to list any evidence in your favor regarding your offenses. If you would like the USCIS to get the most favorable view of your record, consider calling upon Williamson Law Office, PLLC to help compile your application.