I am a permanent residence holder bas on marriage an us citizen , i went out of us for more than 6 month but less than 1 year , i am back and lived in us for 2 years .
When you became a resident.
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You count your residency from the day you were granted permanent residence status, even if it was conditional. As to the physical presence for citizenship, you count it from the same time as well, provided you can prove it was not broken, and you can satisfy other requirements.
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You count from the day you became a permanent resident, which is listed on your green card. As for your citizenship application, you will need to take some extra steps in your application because of your trip that lasted more than 6 months.
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