I was on CR-6 from 2010 to 2012. On IR-6 for some of 2013.
Then filed a i-407 because my husband wanted to live in my country of origin.
A few years down the line, things weren't so rosy after a few years and I started IR-1 in 2014.
Do you think I need to wait another 5 years starting 2014 to file a N-400 ? Did the clock restart after the i-407 ?
The clock does reset. However, if your husband is a US citizen, you may only have to wait 3 years, not 5 years, to apply for naturalization. Please see below:
Mr. Shusterman's (former INS Trial Attorney, 1976-82) response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
I think you need to meet with a local immigration attorney who should dissect your eligibility grounds by asking all relevant questions in person.
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You abandoned your resident status once and you have obtained the resident status again. You will need to count the years for naturalization eligibility at the time you re- acquired your resident status.
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