Got my green card in 2008, card states I got permanent residency on 4/30/2008. I have continuously resided in the US, with the exception of 74 days when I traveled to 9 different countries on vacation, between 2008 and 2012.
Each trip out of the US did not last more than 13 days. Can I still file for citizenship early, 4/30/2013 will make it 5 years of been a permanent resident in the US?
I would like to file before 4/30/2013, can I go ahead and file my citizenship application ( N-400) now, or do I need to wait until after 4/30/2013 to file . I meet all other INS requirements, please advise. Thanks.