Immigration and Visa Application
Should the applicant state an arrest, citation or conviction on the immigration/visa forms, even if minor one? Yes, although a simple DUI conviction by itself would not result in a denial of an immigration benefit, lying about it on a visa application would. Committing a fraud or misrepresentation can create a permanent bar to reentry, often without waiver possibilities.
If you have been arrested for a DWI, be sure to obtain good criminal defense counsel. If you are a foreign national, contact an immigration attorney to find out how this may affect your immigration status. Also, for some foreign nationals, a misdemeanor DWI may delay your ability to naturalize and become a U.S. citizen.