Would an incomplete travel history on my N-400 application be grounds for denial and/or delay in my naturalization process?

UPDATED: Mar 7, 2012

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Would an incomplete travel history on my N-400 application be grounds for denial and/or delay in my naturalization process?

I have been a permanent resident for 13 years. I am applying for naturalization and I have incomplete information on my travels outside of the U.S. I have an unintelligible stamp from 11 years ago and I am missing a re-entry date from 5 years ago. I have all the info except for those 2 trips. None of my trips lasted 6 months or longer and they were all to my home country of Italy. Given that USCIS can easily obtain that information on its own,   will this all matter. Also, I explain on a separate sheet.

Asked on March 7, 2012 under Immigration Law, Texas


SB, Member, California / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

The USCIS will not obtain this ifnormation on your behalf but the trip that is 11 years ago is not relevant since you are only asked about your trips for the previous five years.  IF you cannot find the reentry date from 5 years ago but know approximately when it was, based on the length of your trip abroad, you can indicate that approximate date or can corroborate that with secondary evidence such as frequent flyer history account, etc.  This should not be an issue in the naturalization process as long as you are otherwise eligible for the benefit.

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