Q: I got arrested for my first DUI back in November 19, the judge sealed my case and now I want to apply for citizenship.
I got a green card 5 years ago through the dv lottery. I want to know if I will have a problem at the interview since I got arrested, but I didn’t got charged at the court.
A: Yes, you will have a problem. Generally you have to wait five years after your criminal disposition to apply for citizenship.
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A: If you are not in possession of the court disposition, you will eventually need to visit the court and unseal the record to obtain such document. If you wish to apply for naturalization, you need to be aware that most USCIS field offices will consider a DUI within 5 years of application a criminal offense that will bar you from qualifying for naturalization.
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