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N-400 Filing for citizenship based on marriage to a US citizen

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I'm filing for citizenship based on my marriage. My wife and I have been living together continuesly since becoming a PR. She is planning to visit her family and stay 2 months. Would that affect anything with the process for citizenship? It's now 2 years and 9 months since becoming a PR and this is the first time she visits her family since I became a PR. Thanks

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No, everything seems fine. As this is marriage based N-400, both of you are expected to attend the interview.

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Not a problem ... other than that she needs to come to the interview in 3-6 months.

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You will be fine. Your spouse must attend the interview with you.

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No this should not be a problem, as long as your wife is available and present at the interview, as it will be expected that you both attend.