Can a conviction for a speeding offence have an adverse impact on GC application?

The sentence carries a fine and a 4 points penalty.

  • When you say "conviction" what do you mean? Where you arrested or just issued a citation/ticket?
    – StrongBad
    Nov 5, 2014 at 18:27
  • Issued a ticket
    – Ghaag
    Nov 5, 2014 at 18:28
  • @Ghaag That is not a conviction.
    – Karlson
    Dec 28, 2014 at 18:25

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The answer may heavily depend on the circumstances but in general a speeding ticket won't be an issue according to instructions to I-485:

NOTE: Unless a traffic insident was alcohol or drug-related, you do not need to submit documentation for traffic fines and incidents that did not involve an actual arrest if the only penalty was a fine of less then $500 and/or points on your driver's license.

Additionally on the form itself

Have you ever been arrested, fined, cited, ...., excluding traffic violations?

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