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mido kimo
12-14-2009, 09:00 PM
How long you can stay outside usa in 5 years after the green card to be a citzien, my family and my wife in egypt so I have to see them at least once a year, I heard that you have to stay at least 2 years and a 6 months in usa at least not going anywhere in 5 years before applying for citizenship, thanks

kevin kallis
12-02-2010, 06:09 AM
Applicants wanting to obtain US Citizenship (http://www.immigrationdirect.com/us-citizenship/U-S-Citizenship-application-Form-N-400.jsp) should have maintained continuous residence in the United States for at least five years immediately preceding the applicant's filing for citizenship with form N-400. Continuous residence is not the same thing as physically being present in the United States. An applicants must maintain status as a legal permanent resident (green card holder), but does not necessarily have to be physically in the United States to accomplish this. For instance, if individual is overseas for a portion of this period, maintaining a U.S. address and paying one’s state and federal taxes may help to provide continuity of residence for this eligibility requirement. If the applicant plans to be abroad for several months, it may be wise to file Form I-470, Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes, prior to departing the U.S. in order to preserve their continuous and physical residence status. If the applicant is married to a U.S. citizen, only three years of continuous residence is required before filing N400 based on marriage in getting the green card.

desi3933
12-02-2010, 08:01 AM
How long you can stay outside usa in 5 years after the green card to be a citzien, my family and my wife in egypt so I have to see them at least once a year, I heard that you have to stay at least 2 years and a 6 months in usa at least not going anywhere in 5 years before applying for citizenship, thanks

USCIS - General Path to Citizenship (http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextchannel=86bd6811264a3210VgnVCM100000b92ca60 aRCRD)

desi3933
12-02-2010, 08:05 AM
Applicants wanting to obtain US Citizenship (http://www.immigrationdirect.com/us-citizenship/U-S-Citizenship-application-Form-N-400.jsp) should have maintained continuous residence in the United States for at least five years immediately preceding the applicant's filing for citizenship with form N-400. Continuous residence is not the same thing as physically being present in the United States. .......

It seems you did copy and paste from this link
Apply for US Citizenship & Naturalization Online (http://www.immigrationdirect.com/us-citizenship/U-S-Citizenship-application-Form-N-400.jsp)

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