Applying for United States Citizenship qualifies an immigrant for many rights and privileges that are not available to Green Card holders and other non-citizens. But if you have an issue in your background that your worried may disqualify you from being granted citizenship, you should speak to an experienced immigration and citizenship attorney. Making a mistake on your immigration application can cost you money and time, and result in your application being denied permanently or temporarily. Here are five common reasons your citizenship application could be denied.
1. Filing When You Are Not Qualified to Be Granted Citizenship
Make sure you read the directions carefully, and submit all required paperwork.
2. Voted In A Presidential Election
A claim to U.S. citizenship is grounds for removal from the United States. The citizenship application form USCIS Form N-400 evaluates if you have good moral character and are eligible for citizenship by asking many questions, including:
• “Have you ever claimed to be a U.S. citizen in writing or any other way?”
• “Have you ever registered to vote in any federal, state, or local election in the United States?”
3. Not Preparing for Your Interview
At your biometrics interview, you will be given a book with questions and answers for your citizenship test. Failing the test twice means your application will be denied.
4. Failing to Read the Questions Carefully
Is there anything in your background that prevents you from qualifying for citizenship?
5. Not Reviewing the Answers to Your N-400 Application Before Submission
An innocent omission or wrong answer can result in denial, or even being charged with fraud.
If you run into any problem with your citizenship application, or if you have already applied for citizenship but want a lawyer to accompany you to your interview, please contact our law office.
If you are worried about reasons your citizenship application could be denied, you should meet with an experienced immigration attorney to help and representative you in the naturalization application. We can help you if you’ve already filed and want an attorney to accompany you to your interview. Please contact the Chicago immigration attorneys at Godoy Law Office at 630-912-0322.