A DUI conviction will most certainly have an effect on your green card application. The extent of that effect, however, will depend on several factors.
The Virginia Code divides the different levels of felonies into 6 separate “classes,” which cover offenses including murder, identity theft, and arson.
In addition to any penalties outlined in the Virginia code, most convictions result in many collateral consequences, which can negatively impact your life.
Your criminal history may prevent you from becoming a citizen. In some cases, it may call for deportation even if you are currently a permanent resident.