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Hi all:

I have already undergone my naturalization interview and was recommended for approval. I am still awaiting my oath letter and date. I have a job that requires quite a bit of travel outside the country. Do the days spent outside the country count against me when determining my eligibility or did the clock stop ticking at the time of my interview?

Please advise!

Thank you so much!

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Hi all:

I have already undergone my naturalization interview and was recommended for approval. I am still awaiting my oath letter and date. I have a job that requires quite a bit of travel outside the country. Do the days spent outside the country count against me when determining my eligibility or did the clock stop ticking at the time of my interview?

The clock dosesn't stop. At the oath ceremony, they'll have you fill out a paper that asks about travel outside the US since your interview. You still must have spent at least half of your required continuous residence time actually physically present inside the US as of the oath date.


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