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New job working in canada, after applying for citizenship

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I'm eligible to apply for citizenship in August this year under the three year-rule. My wife and I have been living in the U.S. since I entered as a permanent resident, together with our child. I've been working here full-time since then.

I've just accepted a new job based in Canada which will start in September. The job will have me working in Canada 2 days a week, but I'll be working from home (i.e. in the US) the rest of the time. We'll still have our house and our lives very much here in the US, as my wife's job and my son's school are here. For the two days I will need to be in Toronto, I may either just stay in a hotel or rent a condo if I get something cheap.

I'm not worried about showing that I have been, and will continue to be, a full-time resident of the US. But my question is: will my new employment based in Canada will raise any red flags that might make the Citizenship process harder or longer?

Thanks.

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I don't think so, your ties to the US are very strong (your house, wife and son) so at the max they might just ask about it. As long as you are honest about it and file tax regularly, citizenship is not a difficult process.

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I was reading the N-400 and keep track of when you enter and exit the USA. It asks for that on the form (anything longer than 24 hours in the last 5 years.)

http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/n-400.pdf


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Hi,

I'm eligible to apply for citizenship in August this year under the three year-rule. My wife and I have been living in the U.S. since I entered as a permanent resident, together with our child. I've been working here full-time since then.

I've just accepted a new job based in Canada which will start in September. The job will have me working in Canada 2 days a week, but I'll be working from home (i.e. in the US) the rest of the time. We'll still have our house and our lives very much here in the US, as my wife's job and my son's school are here. For the two days I will need to be in Toronto, I may either just stay in a hotel or rent a condo if I get something cheap.

I'm not worried about showing that I have been, and will continue to be, a full-time resident of the US. But my question is: will my new employment based in Canada will raise any red flags that might make the Citizenship process harder or longer?

Thanks.

Yes, this will almost certainly be an issue that they will want to look into. That doesn't mean that they will deny your application, but it means that they will want proof that you are actually living in the US. As long as you can demonstrate that you are not living in Canada you should be OK. Staying in a hotel may make this easier than renting an apartment or buying a condo.


For a review of each step of my N-400 naturalization process, from application to oath ceremony, please click here.

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