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In N-400 Part 3, first two questions are about the length of the stay out of U.S. in last 5 years.

Then the third question is asking to list all the trips since becoming the PR. Do they really mean that? Or can I assume the same qualifier "within 5 years"? I've been a PR for 21 years, and compiling such a list would consume lots of time and I don't know if I have all the data.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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Just do it to the best of your knowledge.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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I would have a good crack at the first 5 yrs, there after the 5 yrs, just try your best & when it comes to your interveiw the I.O will go through your application

point out to him/she at the time, that you done your best to puzzle your travel times...im sure the I.O would have came across this many times.

aslong he/she can see your being upfront and honest the Immigration officer will respect that.

Good Luck

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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I would have a good crack at the first 5 yrs, there after the 5 yrs, just try your best & when it comes to your interveiw the I.O will go through your application

point out to him/she at the time, that you done your best to puzzle your travel times...im sure the I.O would have came across this many times.

aslong he/she can see your being upfront and honest the Immigration officer will respect that.

Good Luck

They mainly will want to see the past 5 years, but they will also want to see if you have lived extensively outside the US for any length of time (working, living etc while on a LPR status outside the US in non-US related jobs). If you have always resided in the US then you shouldn't have much to worry about...


I'm just a wanderer in the desert winds...

Timeline

1997

Oct - Job offer in US

Nov - Received my TN-1 to be authorized to work in the US

Nov - Moved to US

1998-2001

Recieved 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th TN

2002

May - Met future wife at arts fest

Nov - Recieved 6th TN

2003

Nov - Recieved 7th TN

Jul - Our Wedding

Aug - Filed for AOS

Sep - Recieved EAD

Sep - Recieved Advanced Parole

2004

Jan - Interview, accepted for Green Card

Feb - Green Card Arrived in mail

2005

Oct - I-751 sent off

2006

Jan - 10 year Green Card accepted

Mar - 10 year Green Card arrived

Oct - Filed N-400 for Naturalization

Nov - Biometrics done

Nov - Just recieved Naturalization Interview date for Jan.

2007

Jan - Naturalization Interview Completed

Feb - Oath Letter recieved

Feb - Oath Ceremony

Feb 21 - Finally a US CITIZEN (yay)

THE END

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Hungary
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Were you "Out of US since becoming PR" as the title of the topic says? If so you may not able to apply for citizenship as you technically gave up your GC/residency by not living here.

If I misunderstood you I apologize.

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Filed: Other Timeline

In N-400 Part 3, first two questions are about the length of the stay out of U.S. in last 5 years.

Then the third question is asking to list all the trips since becoming the PR. Do they really mean that? Or can I assume the same qualifier "within 5 years"? I've been a PR for 21 years, and compiling such a list would consume lots of time and I don't know if I have all the data.

Things worth achieving are things worth working for.

You'll really need to get an Excel list going and enter all of your trips in it. With your history of mass absences (in number), the I.O. will ask the computer for advice, if only to check if you even qualify for naturalization, and the computer will tell him or her every time your Green Card was scanned since data processing has been introduced to the INS.

Do it to the best of your ability.


There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Teddy Roosevelt on Columbus Day 1915

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