Can A Criminal Charge Ruin Your Naturalization Chances?
Some people assume that after a naturalization application is approved, the non-citizen automatically becomes a citizen. In reality, committing a criminal act before the oath ceremony could have a bearing on whether or not you are allowed to be a citizen. If you were charged with a crime before you could complete the ceremony, here is what you need to know. Why Does a Charge Impact Your Approval? The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, is responsible for ensuring that only people who meet the requirements for citizenship are approved.