Naturalization: When is the physical presence requirement satisfied?

Asked over 2 years ago - New York, NY

During the naturalization process is the 'physical presence' requirement (a minimum of 913 days in the U.S. in the 5 years prior to filing) still a factor between approval of an applicant's petition and their taking the oath of citizenship? To put it plainly, will someone who has successfully completed the adjudication of their petition be at risk of denial at the oath ceremony if they subsequently exceed the 'physical presence' threshold, yet maintain 'continuous residence'?

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  1. Jeffrey N Lisnow

    Contributor Level 15


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    Answered . Yes as the other attorneys stated. Speak with an attorney if you are not sure as you are not yet a Citizen.

    LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The answer(s) given are only to be deemed general in nature as all of the facts of your case... more
  2. Dhenu Mitesh Savla


    Contributor Level 17


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Yes as you are not a citizen until after your oath.

    Dhenu Savla
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  3. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Yes

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

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