Hoe does USCIS count 1 year if remain outside USA ?

Asked over 1 year ago - Brooklyn, NY

In 2011 i was outside USA august 2 to september 11 .. In 2012 i was out side USA june 19 to september 19 = 91 days ( 3 months ) and after that was in USA for 3 months and again outside USA december 19 to feb 28 , 2013 = 72 days and came back USA March 1 . Does it mean they will count 5.5 months outside duration from June 19, 2012 to June 19 , 2013 ? And is it Ok if i go outside USA after June 19, 2013 ? Thank you

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I got greencard in 2005, but staying permanently from december 2008, and was outside USA for 40 days in 2009, 2010, 2011. and intended to apply for citizenship end of this year . thank You

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  1. Alexander Joseph Segal

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . In an aggregate. Continuously residing outside of the US. Your situation cuts it ridiculously close.

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  2. Alena Shautsova


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    Answered . I agree with Mr. Ferrari, one day outside of the US counts as one day.

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  3. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . Each day outside the US is counted as a day outside the US.

    You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case. You can find one through http://www.ailalawyer.com.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more

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