Can I File For U.S. Citizenship if I Have a Criminal Record?
Even if you have a criminal record, it is possible that you can still apply for your U.S. citizenship. When and if you should file your application depends on what type of crime you have committed, and how long ago you committed the crime. If you do decide to apply for U.S. citizenship, you will have to fill out a Form N-400. It will explicitly ask if you have ever been arrested, cited, or detained by any law enforcement