Gainesville, FL asked in Immigration Law for New York

Q: Applying for citizenship: include work history that was not reported on tax history?

I am applying for citizenship. While I was a permanent resident in the US, I was employed at a foreign consulate (UK) for which I did not pay income tax. This is because of a bilateral treaty between the US and UK stating that non-US citizens employed at UK embassies do not pay tax on wages earned, so I simply excluded these earnings from my tax returns.

Now that I need to provide work history as part of my citizenship application, should I also exclude this work history? Or if I include it will they notice that it doesn't appear in my tax return?

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Aman U. Khan
Aman U. Khan
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Plano, TX

A: You're required to disclose your work history, regardless of whether you were required to pay taxes. One of the naturalization requirements is that you possess a good moral character, so you want to be 100% honest on your application.

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