Will having a suspended driver's license prevent me from getting my green card renewed? 12 Answers as of August 10, 2012

Have an appointment at Immigration offices but have a suspended driver's license.

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Theresa E. Tilton, Attorney at Law
Theresa E. Tilton, Attorney at Law | Theresa E. Tilton
A suspended driver's license may, indeed, be grounds for not renewing your green card. You must be truthful with USCIS about the reasons why your driver's license was suspended.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 8/10/2012
Law Offices of Patricia M. Corrales
Law Offices of Patricia M. Corrales | Patricia M. Corrales
No. Traffic offenses would not ordinarily prevent you from getting your green card renewed; however, something much more serious like a DUI and any other criminal convictions could subject you to being placed in removal proceedings. That said, your driving with a suspended license can be viewed negatively as not adhering to the rules and laws of the State of California. As always, it is an excellent idea to follow the law.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/10/2012
Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, A PC
Law Offices of Brian D. Lerner, A PC | Brian David Lerner
Hello: It should not effect the application, but it depends what jurisdiction you are living in right now.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/10/2012
Havens & Lichtenberg PLLC
Havens & Lichtenberg PLLC | Michael Lichtenberg
It isn't the suspended license itself that is important, it is why it was suspended. Suspension of license usually is a part of a sentence for an offense (most often - for driving under influence). Depending on the the section of the law under which you were charged, and on the section of the law that you pleaded guilty of violating, and on the actual sentence imposed (any jail time? probation?), the conviction can have serious immigration consequences. Normally, green cards are renewed on application, without an interview. The fact that you were called in for an interview at USCIS is a nearly certain sign that your conviction does make you ineligible to renew your green card and that, quite likely, instead of getting a new green card, you are going to be arrested and placed in removal proceedings. I suggest that you should consult an immigration attorney as soon as possible. If there is anything that can be done in your case, it is much easier to do while you are not in Immigration's custody.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 8/10/2012
Kazmi & Sakata
Kazmi & Sakata | Harun Kazmi
Not likely. It will also greatly depend on why your license is suspended.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/10/2012
    Law Office of Grady G Gauthier | Grady G Gauthier
    This is very dependent on why your license has been suspended. If you have any criminal issues, including DUIs that resulted in the suspension you should schedule a consultation with an immigration lawyer prior to the interview.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/10/2012
    Law Office of Pho Ethan Tran PLLC
    Law Office of Pho Ethan Tran PLLC | Pho Ethan Tran
    Usually no. But, was your license suspended because of a crime?
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 8/10/2012
    World Esquire Law Firm
    World Esquire Law Firm | Aime Katambwe
    No, but the important thing is the reason why your license was suspended in the first place. If it is worth looking into, then you can expect questions on that.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/10/2012
    Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal
    Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal | Alexander Segal
    The answer would depend upon why your driver's license was suspended.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 8/10/2012
    Law Offices of Sally Amirghahari
    Law Offices of Sally Amirghahari | Sally Amirghahari
    The suspended driver's license by itself won't have any impact on your immigration case. However, if your license was suspended b/c of DUI or other criminal charges, then it will impact on your immigration case which will come up during your interview.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/10/2012
    Law Office of Bijal Jani | Bijal Jani
    It depends on the reason for the suspension of your license. If it was for a felony or aggravated criminal issue, then your green card renewal may be jeopardized.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 8/10/2012
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