Hello just have a question if 4 year + 1 day rule would apply to my situation
Green card approval: July 10, 2011
Left US to work for American firm abroad: July 02, 2011 to July 15, 2013 (2 years and 14 days; with Reentry permit)
Returned to in US: July 16, 2013- Sept. 13, 2013 (1 month, 29 days; or 60 days)
Left USA: Sept. 14, 2013 to Dec. 07, 2013: (2 months 24 days) (with valid Re-entry permit)
Returned to US: Dec. 08, 2013- Dec. 18, 2013 (11 days) (Had Re-entry permit, but did not use it)
Left USA: Dec. 19, 2013 to April 04, 2014: (3 months 17 days) (Had Re-entry permit, but did not use it)
Returned to USA: April 05, 2014- onwards without any travel outside of USA
Considering the 4 year + 1 day rule, I will be eligible to apply on July 17, 2017 which will be 4 year + 1 day after my return to US (July 16, 2013). However, I did go outside of US for two trips, one of 2 months and 24 days and other of 3 months 17 days. Will those two trips interrupt my residency? During this period I was employed by American Firm outside of US and filed my taxes all those years I was out of country.
Here is the most important question: Since you worked for a US firm, did you file an N-407 to preserve your residence?
As for your question, this is too fact specific and would require us to do 'mucho math' ... contact an attorney in private for a personalized consultation.
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