Will my drug conviction have any affect on my naturalization application?

I am a permanent resident and I was convicted of a drug offense many years ago. I have traveled in and out of the U.S. many times without a problem since then. Now that I am married and have kids, I want to become a U.S. citizen. Should my drug conviction have any affect on my naturalization application?


There is no general response to this question. Whenever a lawful permanent resident has a criminal conviction, especially a drug-related one, it is critical to have an evaluation of the conviction details and a discussion regarding the results of that legal evaluation before proceeding. If this situation applies to you, we can help and we ask you to contact our office to schedule a meeting and to provide us with a copy of your record of conviction for analysis, whether you are in Frisco or Dallas, Texas, or via Skype anywhere in the U.S.

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