What happens if you lie in citizenship interview?

If you lie during your interview, you will be denied citizenship. If you get your citizenship and USCIS finds out that you lied on your application or during the interview, your citizenship will be taken away.

How does the USCIS interpret when someone lies on naturalization applications?

Or, if the lie is discovered later, USCIS can revoke (take away) a person’s citizenship. The naturalization interview is held “under oath,” meaning that right from the start, you raise your right hand and swear to tell the truth.

What disqualifies you from becoming a US citizen?

Here is a summary list of the crimes that make you temporarily ineligible for citizenship: You have been convicted of or admitted to a crime involving moral turpitude, such as fraud. You spent 180 days or more in jail or prison for any crime.

What are crimes of moral turpitude for immigration purposes?

The term “crimes involving moral turpitude” refers to a category of crimes involving either (1) dishonesty or (2) base, vile, or depraved conduct that is shocking to a reasonable person.

Does immigration check criminal record?

As part of the visa / green card process, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will check for criminal records for both the U.S. citizen or green card holder sponsoring his or her family member, and the family member applying to receive a green card.

What can cause a denial of the N-400?

Certain criminal convictions, arrests or probation, especially if occurring during the 5- or 3-year period before applying for citizenship, can result in the denial of your N-400 on good moral character grounds.

What makes a fraud inadmissible in the USA?

The fraud was not made to procure a visa, admission, or some other benefit under the INA; The false representation was not made to a U.S. government official; The U.S. government official did not believe or did not act upon the false representation.

When is a false claim to US citizenship inadmissible?

If U.S. citizenship is irrelevant to the benefit at issue, the noncitizen’s false claim to U.S. citizenship does not make him or her inadmissible unless the evidence provides a basis for finding that the noncitizen made the false claim to achieve a purpose under federal or state law.

What kind of evidence is needed to adjudicate inadmissibility?

[2] In addition, the evidence must show that the person made the misrepresentation to an authorized official of the U.S. government, whether in person, in writing, or through other means. [3] Examples of evidence an officer may consider include oral or written testimony, or any other documentation containing false information.