Am I eligible now for citizenship?
4 attorney answers
Staying outside of the US for 8 months doesnt break continues requirement but will challenge you intent to consider the US as your primary residence. I would recommend you to wait for another 5 years before applying for citizenship.
I agree, the 8 months outside the U.S. will cause problems.
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Likely the 8 month absence interrupted the required continuous residency/presence and therefore you will need to make it up by waiting a bit longer. It would be best to have your case handled by an immigration attorney.
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To be on the safe side, due to the fact that your absence in 2011 was for more than 6 months (8 months total) I would wait a little longer, and would not apply quite yet. It will be prudent to wait for 4 years from the date of your return before applying.
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