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My spouse and I love to travel and our jobs give us plenty of vacation time, therefore we have made several trips abroad for holidays (mostly to Mexico) over the past five years. None of these was for longer than a month at most, and I have no problem meeting the 30-month continuous residency requirement. However, my question is, will the IO get pissed off about why I have been taking so many trips abroad, and will he make an issue of it? For what it's worth, I signed up for Global Entry a couple years back since I travel so often and it makes returning to the US easier...

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My spouse and I love to travel and our jobs give us plenty of vacation time, therefore we have made several trips abroad for holidays (mostly to Mexico) over the past five years. None of these was for longer than a month at most, and I have no problem meeting the 30-month continuous residency requirement. However, my question is, will the IO get pissed off about why I have been taking so many trips abroad, and will he make an issue of it? For what it's worth, I signed up for Global Entry a couple years back since I travel so often and it makes returning to the US easier...

This is your right how much you and your spouse want to travel, and the officer will not be upset over the amount of trips you've taken for the past 5 years.

All they concerned about is the accurate disclosure of information. So make sure you submit all the trips and dates correctly (plus-minus few days won't be an issue if you don't recall a certain date) because he will reconcile his records against what you provided on N-400 to check if you're honest.

Good luck!

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Thanks olna83 for the very helpful insights ... ever since receiving my green card I have kept meticulous records of every overseas trip (I have all my exact dates of departure and arrival marked on my Google calendar). I figured I needed to do this especially because with Global Entry one does not get any entry stamp when one returns to the US, so merely looking at the passport stamps will not help...

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Thanks olna83 for the very helpful insights ... ever since receiving my green card I have kept meticulous records of every overseas trip (I have all my exact dates of departure and arrival marked on my Google calendar). I figured I needed to do this especially because with Global Entry one does not get any entry stamp when one returns to the US, so merely looking at the passport stamps will not help...

Yes, you'll be fine as far as your travel history. Worse case scenario they may ask you for some additional paperwork depending on a circumstance (I hope it might not be the case since your travel information is pretty straightforward based on what you said). But it shouldn't be a ground for denial - unless it breaks the required continuous residence.

Best of luck!

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