I apologize first for posting this under the section "Traveling prior to getting a green card". I couldn't find a relevant section for posting this topic.
I have obtained my 10 year permanent resident card. I am planning to go to Europe for an extended length of stay that is less than a year. I am also planning to apply for citizenship in 2011 which will be the time I will be eligible. However, the requirements for travel outside U.S documentation is a bit confusing for me. I was wondering if anybody can help explain it. Below is the statement that I find a bit confusing.
"has been physically present in the United States for at least 30 months out of the previous five years (absences of more than six months but less than one year shall disrupt the applicant's continuity of residence unless the applicant can establish that he or she did not abandon his or her residence during such period)
has resided within a state or district for at least three months"
My question regarding the above statement is:
1. If I stay outside the U.S for 5 months come back for 2 months and go outside the U.S again for 5 months everything within the same year will that be allowed under the above rule ?
Edited by esimon, 09 July 2009 - 12:01 PM.