Should i report speeding ticket in DS 160 as a conviction


I have a visa interview scheduled in 3 weeks and i received a speeding ticket in national park recently and was asked to pay the fine was not required to go to court should i be reporting this by changing the DS-160 and answering “yes” in security questions about conviction and arrest?


If you were not arrested, you can select NO. Speeding tickets without being arrested do not fall under that.


Thanks for clarifying since national parks fall under federal this is sent to Central Violation Bureau and is hence the concern as it will come under federal background checks if it is being run by VO


Well, frankly, it does not really matter as it is a minor traffic citation and there was no arrest or court appearance required. You can carry copy of the citation and the fine paid with you as backup, if the VO requests for the same.