One of the most common forms that the United States Immigration Service receives is the Application for Naturalization (Form N-400), which is a citizenship application. Unfortunately, there are many reasons why the application can be denied.
To mitigate the possibility of denial, it’s best to work with a knowledgeable immigration attorney instead of attempting to navigate the process on your own. The Thompson Legal Group consists of immigration attorneys in Largo Maryland that can provide guidance and support. Below you’ll find some of the most common reasons why a citizenship application is denied.
Having a Fraudulent Green Card
Part of the process conducted by the US immigration service is an investigation of the applicant’s background. This will include gathering information about your green card to ensure it was not issued fraudulently. In the event that it’s discovered that a green card is not legitimate, it’s possible that deportation proceedings will follow.
Failing to Pay Taxes
Having an outstanding tax debt is another reason why your application might be denied. This is the case even if you have made an arrangement with the Internal Revenue Service. Be sure you understand all federal and state liabilities. If you have questions, contact a CPA in your area.
Providing Inaccurate Information
Providing inaccurate information on a citizenship application might be considered deception and an attempt to falsify information. This could be a problem even if the inaccurate information was simply a misunderstanding of the question asked on the application.
Having a Criminal Record
Criminal records are checked during the application process and a history of criminal activity will be considered problematic. This includes any citations, arrests or other violations of the law. In fact, there are some offenses that will result in an automatic denial of citizenship. Having committed a crime can also result in a hearing for deportation.
These are just some of the many reasons why your citizenship application could be denied. Before you move forward with the application process, consider speaking with an attorney that’s knowledgeable about the process. For immigration attorneys in Maryland, contact Thompson Legal Group. We can provide the help you need.