I was absent due to studying undergrad abroad. Right after graduation, i came back to US.
After my initial interview the officer asked me to submit documents to show my continous residency. I have submitted:
1- bank statement showin $4K balance during my absent
2- Undergrad diploma that reads graduation date of Feb. 2012.
USCIS still rejected my application because "you DID proof your intent not to disrupth continous residence status, you have NOT demonstrated that you have met the continous resdency requirement". My research shows they want to see mortgage payment, car registration which i didnt have any of them at that time.
You should await the 4 years and one day and re-apply for naturalization provided you do not have any other extended absences from the U.S. during that period of time.
You can only apply if you have lived here continuously.
You need to stop traveling until you become a US Citizen. Many immigrants think they have so many travel rights. Green card holders have no rights. Your LPR status can be revoked if they deem you to have abandoned your status. Stay put and apply when you have actually lived here.
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