My application for U.S.
citizenship was rejected because of "good
moral character" issue, such as not support my dependents and missted tax return.
What can I do next?
moral character includes supporting your spouse and dependents. Abandoning your
spouse or children do not reflect well on moral character, and
result in the denial of the application for U.S. citizenship. Many permanent
residents are experiencing financial
problems that have resulted in foreclosure, bankruptcy, and unpaid
debts. The debt alone is not a bar to naturalization.
However, there are some financial issues that affect the moral
character requirement, and could interfere with their ability to
naturalize as a U.S. citizen.
to pay taxes is a common reason to have a Form N-400 denied. If you let
USCIS find this problem, you will likely be denied U.S. citizenship
application. You can contact a tax adviser that can help you develop a
plan to pay the taxes and demonstrate to USCIS that you are fixing the
problem. By addressing the problem, most people can continue the
naturalization process and avoid an N-400 denial.
common issue for N-400 applicants is the willful failure to
support or dependents. If an applicant for naturalization has
a minor child or
children who do not live with the applicant, it is necessary to prove
that the applicant is providing adequate financial support. If there is
a court order of support, it’s important to have evidence of
with that order. An applicant that fails to make timely child support
payments could have the Form N-400 denied.
in immigration status should realize that a marital
termination will have consequences on their status. What is often
overlooked is the issue of non-support of his or her spouse. Some angry
spouses sometimes may attempt to send the other spouse out of the
country, or force them to leave. Sometimes, spouses are tricked into
traveling abroad, signing one-sided separation agreements, or are left
stranded without documents.
Individuals who behave in this manner generally do not realize that
non-support of their spouse or dependents is relevant to
their own immigration aspirations in the context of naturalization to
U.S. citizenship. Those who wish to naturalize to U.S. citizenship must
demonstrate good moral character.