Hi, I would like to apply for U.S citizenship and need advice with regards to the physical presence test.
Can you please advise if I'm eligible? Thank you.
To summarize my situation:
-Obtained green card 13 years ago
-Established continuous stay in the U.S from July 2006 to December 2010 (with short international trips)
-I have been out of the States for every 5 1/2 months from 2012-2014, (kept my same home residence)
-I have been back in the States for 4 months
You need to look at the most recent 5 years (or 3 years if you have been married to and living with a US Citizen for the most recent 3 years). When you look at that period of time, you must have been physically present in the US for at least half of the period. Best wishes.
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There is not enough information to assess your eligibility. To determine whether you meet the continuous residence and physical presence requirements, you have to look back at the past five years unless the naturalization is based upon marriage to a United States citizen, which would require you to look back the past three years. During the requisite period you must not have any trips outside the United States if six months or more. You must also have been physically present in the United States half if the required period.
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Talk to an immigration lawyer. In situation like that, it is best to engage an immigration attorney for naturalization process. On the face of what you are saying you should be fine.
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