I had lived in the USA for 4 years since I received my Green Card. I will file N-400 next year under the 5 years rule. I met the 30 months physical presence requirement. I have lived in CA for over a year now. Between now to the day I file N-400, I will make take two long trips outside of the USA. First one will last 5 months and 15 days then I come back to the USA and stay for 31 days. Then I will take another trip for 105 days. I will come back and file for N-400 after the second trip. Will my travel plan cause any problem with N-400? I will only stay in the USA for less than 4 months in 2013. I have filed tax every year and will continue doing it. And I will not move to another state. I might change my address but I will stay in the same county (Orange County)
Based on the facts, presented, you will have met the physical presence requirement for citizenship-- that is, you have spent at least 2 1/2 years in the United States.
However, if in the past 4 years, you have spent more than 6 continuous months out of the US, that may be a problem. (It is unclear from your post as to how long you were out of the country, if at all, during the past 4 years.)
If you have any questions, you should consult an attorney and discuss this in further detail.
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