Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > USA > US Immigration, Citizenship and Visas
Reload this Page >

help- nat'zation intv scheduled, cant get back to US!

help- nat'zation intv scheduled, cant get back to US!

Old Nov 3rd 2005, 9:27 am
  #1  
Ifb
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default help- nat'zation intv scheduled, cant get back to US!

Regarding the requirement of <180 days outside the US, here is my
problem:

I left the US with a round-trip ticket to visit my family and take care
of some business outside the US. While here, a travel restriction was
placed on me (for pending court proceeding for child support)
preventing me from leaving the country. I have been dealing with the
situation with a lawyer here (attempting to lift the travel
restriction), but the system (and my lawyer) moves so slowly, I am in
danger of exceeding 180 out of the country.

Does anyone with experience of >180 out of the country have advice on
how this will be dealt with during my naturalization interview? How
can I explain the situation to the interviewing officer? Feel free to
ask me any specific questions about my case. Thank you for your help!
 
Old Nov 3rd 2005, 10:45 am
  #2  
MODERATOR
 
Noorah101's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2003
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 58,683
Noorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond reputeNoorah101 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: help- nat'zation intv scheduled, cant get back to US!

Originally Posted by Ifb
Regarding the requirement of <180 days outside the US, here is my
problem:

I left the US with a round-trip ticket to visit my family and take care
of some business outside the US. While here, a travel restriction was
placed on me (for pending court proceeding for child support)
preventing me from leaving the country. I have been dealing with the
situation with a lawyer here (attempting to lift the travel
restriction), but the system (and my lawyer) moves so slowly, I am in
danger of exceeding 180 out of the country.

Does anyone with experience of >180 out of the country have advice on
how this will be dealt with during my naturalization interview? How
can I explain the situation to the interviewing officer? Feel free to
ask me any specific questions about my case. Thank you for your help!
Hi,

Not sure how it will affect your naturalization, but I'm thinking it might affect your return at the POE in the USA first. Make sure to bring all the evidence of why you were prevented from traveling, to show at the POE. You might need it for naturalization as well. Document and keep everything.

Best Wishes,
Rene
Noorah101 is offline  
Old Nov 3rd 2005, 2:23 pm
  #3  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 16,266
Folinskyinla is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: help- nat'zation intv scheduled, cant get back to US!

Originally Posted by Ifb
Regarding the requirement of <180 days outside the US, here is my
problem:

I left the US with a round-trip ticket to visit my family and take care
of some business outside the US. While here, a travel restriction was
placed on me (for pending court proceeding for child support)
preventing me from leaving the country. I have been dealing with the
situation with a lawyer here (attempting to lift the travel
restriction), but the system (and my lawyer) moves so slowly, I am in
danger of exceeding 180 out of the country.

Does anyone with experience of >180 out of the country have advice on
how this will be dealt with during my naturalization interview? How
can I explain the situation to the interviewing officer? Feel free to
ask me any specific questions about my case. Thank you for your help!
Hi:

180 days creates a rebuttable presumption. 1 year creates a conclusive presumption. You don't state where your application is or will be pending, but practice varies. In Los Angeles, anything under a year is fine. In other parts of the country, be prepared to show why you stayed out more than 180 days.

BTW, failure to pay child support goes to Good Moral Character. Your posting indicates to yours truly that THAT might be a bigger problem.
Folinskyinla is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.