Depends on how much tolerance you have with your blood pressure . I had couple of traffic tickets and so did my wife. After we sent the form, we learnt about this confusion, so of course we didn't declare. Seeing the forums and web posts, my BP was high before the interview, worrying about what may happen. We had court dispositions and letters in the interview folder and would have been truthful if asked. Someone had said on this forum that if you are denied citizenship on this ground, it was not worth getting it in the first place.
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I have 2 prior parking tickets, not in my name (rental vehicles). My impression was that these do not need to be mentioned since I'm fairly sure USCIS isn't looking for minor traffic violations. There are a lot of anal posters here who think they should be mentioned. They are right that the instructions do not say specifically that minor traffic tickets do not need to be mentioned (only that documentation for violations <$500 is not required), but there's a lot of info not specified by the instructions.
Just wanted to share my and my wife's experience during the interview process. Our appointment was around 10 am in Atlanta DO. There was not much traffic (around 8:45 am going 75 "S" from vinings). Also was a public parking opposite the federal bldg for $4.00 per day.
02/06/14: N-400 couriered to Phoenix, AZ - Santa Ana CA DO
02/07/14: Priority Date
02/12/14: Check Cashed
02/14/14: Received NOA letter
02/21/14: Online Status FP appointment notice mailed
02/24/14: Received FP Notice - 03/04/14
02/25/14: FP done - walk-in Santa Ana CA
03/03/14: Online Status Changed to "In Line"
07/18/14: Received Interview Letter
I had my naturalization interview yesterday. I was able to answer all questions successfully (civics, english etc). At the end, the officer said that my immigration file was missing some documentation and he has to wait for it to arrive to approve my application. I asked if there was some documentation that i could provide, but he mentioned nothing from my end was needed.
He handed me a Citizenship notice mentioning that no further action is needed from me and they are waiting for 'complete permanent immigration file'.
This is our experience, hope it comforts someone.
Our odeal started after we recieved the interview notification letter. My wife and I prepared for the potential questions and gathered supporting documents we could find. We literally couldn't sleep at night the two days before the interview.
2.26.14 : N400 Couriered to Lewisville, TX
2.27.14 : Package Delivered
2.28.14 : USCIS Priority Date
3.05.14 : Check cashed
3.05.14 : N400 accepted - Email Notification
3.06.14 : NOA received
3.07.14 : Online Status FP appointment notice mailed
3.13.14 : Received FP Notice - 03/25/14
3.14.14 : FP done - walk in
3.19.14 : Status changed to In Line for interview scheduling
7.11.14 : Status changed to Scheduled for Interview
7.21.14: Received Interview Letter
8.19.14: Oath Letter
My interview was on, 6.18.2014. I got to the Houston TX office at 12.50pm for a 1.20pm interview. They haven't public parking and had to look for a business parking lot around to park in.
After being sworn in, the questions:
1) What does the president cabinet do.
2) What did the declaration of independence do
3) Name one part of the US government
4) How many supreme court justices are there
5) If the president and vice couldn't serve, who becomes president?