MY FRIEND IS IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND HE WANTS TO BECOME U.S. CITIZEN. WHAT IS THE REQUIRED PRESENCE TIME? HE WAS HERE IN U.S. FOR MORE THAN 5 YEARS AND THEN HE LEFT TO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WITH A 2-YEARS TRAVEL PERMIT. DOES HE QUALIFY FOR CITIZENSHIP?
He must be in the U.S. to apply for citizenship. Since he has a reentry permit (I think that's what you are referring to with the 2 year travel permit) he is not in jeopardy of losing his residence, but he will have to be in the U.S. and meet the physical presence requirement before he can apply.
OOPS ... a single absence from the US of more than 6 months RESETS the residence clock, unless a N-470 was filed.
Your friend needs to get back 'home' to the US so that they don't try to cancel his residence.
Just because he has a 2 year permit, it doesn't mean he can stay away for a full 2 years on one trip.
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