Am I eligible to apply for naturalization having been a US permanent resident since 4/11/83?

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Am I eligible to apply for naturalization having been a US permanent resident since 4/11/83?

I am a US permanent resident since April 11, 2013. I was out of the US 8 times
for a total of 289 days. One of these trips outside US lasted 181 days 7/20/2014
– 1/17/2015. All the rest are of short duration ranging from 3 days to 52 days.
Am I already eligible to apply for naturalization?

Asked on July 9, 2018 under Immigration Law

Answers:

SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you should be fine even though a trip outside the US of more than 181 days may terminate your continuous presence the fact that you've been physically present for most of the time for the past 4 years should be ok because in effect it restarted your time.  You can apply for naturalization.  If you are asked about that lengthy trip, i would suggest that you have documentation ready to present to explain the lengthy absence.


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