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Naturalization while working outside of the U.S.

Old Dec 20th 2004, 4:12 pm
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Hello, everybody!

I want to know if anybody has similar experience: I'll move out of the
country next year for my husband's job. But I won't be eligible to
apply citizenship until Apr. 2006. My plan was to coming back to the
States every 5 months or so for a few weeks. We'are planning to keep
filing tax return and keep our address and bank account here. Will this
situation affect my citizenship application? Has anybody with similar
experience successfully got his/her application approved?
I appreciate your help. Thanks!
 
Old Dec 21st 2004, 5:10 am
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Originally Posted by Venetian
Hello, everybody!

I want to know if anybody has similar experience: I'll move out of the
country next year for my husband's job. But I won't be eligible to
apply citizenship until Apr. 2006. My plan was to coming back to the
States every 5 months or so for a few weeks. We'are planning to keep
filing tax return and keep our address and bank account here. Will this
situation affect my citizenship application? Has anybody with similar
experience successfully got his/her application approved?
I appreciate your help. Thanks!
Snoop around the N-400-- you may be eligible earlier than you think.
http://uscis.gov/graphics/services/natz/index.htm
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Old Dec 21st 2004, 3:31 pm
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Thank you, meauxna!

Could you be a little more specific?

I got my green card in July 2001. I know I can apply 3 months before I
satisfy the 5 years' requirement. That makes it Apr. 2006. Is their any
way to be eligible earlier?
 
Old Dec 21st 2004, 4:18 pm
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Default Re: Naturalization while working outside of the U.S.

Originally Posted by Venetian
I got my green card in July 2001. I know I can apply 3 months before I
satisfy the 5 years' requirement. That makes it Apr. 2006. Is their any
way to be eligible earlier?
If you got your greencard based on marriage to a USC, it's 3 years....

But if your planning on being away for extended times, you might want to look at re-entry permit type thing, don't really no to much details, but better to be safe than risk things as coming back for a few weeks a year resident it does not make.
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Old Dec 21st 2004, 7:20 pm
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Bob wrote on 12/21/2004 21:18:
    >>Thank you, meauxna!
    >>Could you be a little more specific?
    >>I got my green card in July 2001. I know I can apply 3 months before I
    >>satisfy the 5 years' requirement. That makes it Apr. 2006. Is their
    >>any
    >>way to be eligible earlier?
    >
    >
    > If you got your greencard based on marriage to a USC, it's 3 years....

Not quite correct...
If you are married to the same US citizen for 3 years you are eligible for
naturalization. It does not matter how you got the GC.
So, for example, if you got the GC through employment, and married a US citizen
1/2 year after becoming a PR (and stayed married to that US citizen, of course),
you are eligible for naturalization 3 years after you got married, or 3 1/2
years after becoming a PR.

-Joe
 
Old Dec 22nd 2004, 2:20 am
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Default Re: Naturalization while working outside of the U.S.

Originally Posted by Joe Feise
Not quite correct...
If you are married to the same US citizen for 3 years you are eligible for
naturalization. It does not matter how you got the GC.
So, for example, if you got the GC through employment, and married a US citizen
1/2 year after becoming a PR (and stayed married to that US citizen, of course),
you are eligible for naturalization 3 years after you got married, or 3 1/2
years after becoming a PR.
Cool....handy to know I guess...but the person got the gist of things I'm sure
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