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Need Some Help with filing for citizenship

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Hi fellow Visa-sojourners,

I've followed this forum for a while and think its blessing and a good source of helpful information. A big thank you to you all for all your help.

I recently applied for Adjustment of status from a permanent resident to a US citizen. The Application was denied at the last minute because I had staid outside of the USA in 2008 for over a year...This was so painful because it was 5 days over the 364 day limit due to some flight arrangement difficulties. I was told to re-apply after 4years + 1 day which will be due in November.

Anyways, I was planning to go to Nigeria this year but need to clarify if this would have any effect on my application (would impact it positively or negatively). I was out of the country for a while because of School (back and forth). i made 2 other trips the first was about 6 months ( in 2009) and later 2 weeks last year. I intend to make a 3 week trip sometime this summer.

My question is Will this in any way have a negative impact on my application? :unsure:



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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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You filed for US Citizenship, NOT adjustment of Status. AOS is to get a greencard - you already have that.

AOS for my husband
8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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every day you spend outside the US while a permanent resident is taken into consideration during your citizen evaluation. since the last visit and the one planned this summer is just few weeks, it count in terms of adding days to it but I would still suggest waiting till closer to end of Decemebr to reapply that way it can make up for any lost days if at all.

GOD has been WONDERFUL!!!
CR-1 (for Husband):
09/15/2012: Got Married
09/26/2012: Mailed I-130 from Nigeria( delayed by customs)
USCIS stage ( 66 days)
10/12/2012: NOA 1
12/17/2012: NOA 2 (case was transferred to NYC office 11/27/12)
NVC stage ( 20 days)
01/08/2013: Case # and IIN assigned ( file arrived NVC mail room 12/20/12)
01/09/2013: AOS invoiced and paid, DS-3032 emailed and mailed.
01/16/2013: IV invoiced &paid. AOS & IV mailed in one package(arrived 01/18).

01/28/2013: Case complete!!!
04/19/2013: Interview; APPROVED!!!!!
05/13/2013: POE; JFK

N-400: (3 months and 12 days)
Filed N-400 : 2011-06-17
Interview: 2011-09-27
Oath Ceremony: 2011-09-30

IR-5 for Mom Entire process took 5 months exactly
USCIS (22days)

mailed I-130 : 2011-09-30
NOA 1: 2011-10-03 (text & email)
NOA 2: 2011-10-25 (text and email)
NVC: (19 days)
Case entered and # assigned: 2011-11-18
NVC Case COMPLETED: 2011-12-07 ( 43 days from NOA 2 and 65 days from NOA 1)
Interview Date(Lagos): 2012-01- 23
Mom was late for interview
New Interview date: 2012-02-29 : VISA APPROVED

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Please see my timeline below;

LPR - 2006 November

Went back to school - 2007 - Nov 2008 (1yr 4 days)

Out of country (Same School) - Feb 2009 - Aug 2009( 191 days)

Summer trip 2011 (August 2011) - 2 weeks.

Applied for Naturalization ( Oct 2011 ) - Denied due to 1 year out of country above

I Intend to travel in the summer 2012 for about 3 weeks. (Any Impact on Naturalization?)

Thanks :thumbs:

Smith :unsure:

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Your trip of over a year reset your clock , starting from then your trip of over 6 months means you lost 6 months of time but didn't reset you clock. The other trips are ok. So starting from when you returned count the months and subtract 6 for your other trip. That is how much of your 4 year requiement you have completed

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This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.

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