I am a green card holder (permanent resident) of the United States. I am working abroad for a US employer on a N-470 which preserves my continuous residence for citizenship purposes. That employer is doing badly and will likely lay me off.
Can I pursue an opportunity with another US-based employer also abroad (where I am currently) and get them to file a N-470 on my behalf?
Is there anything that prevents back-to-back N-470 applications in this manner? Is my presence in the USA required while filing the N-470?
It is true that you must have had a continuous year of physical presence in the U.S., but you must have already fulfilled that requirement to get the first N-470.
It is not true that you have to file the N-470 before you leave the U.S. You can file the N-470 after leaving the U.S. and even after you have started the employment abroad, but it has to be filed within one year of departure from the U.S.
You can therefore file the second N-470 without returning to the U.S. if you have been out of the U.S. for less than a year.
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