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Having a 3-week vacation out of United States will affect my U.S. citizenship application?

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Filed: Country: Philippines
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I arrived in United States in November 2008 with a fiancee visa which a month after, we got married with my husband, who is a U.S. citizen. I read somewhere in USCIS that I can apply for a U.S. citizen when I continuously living in the United States for three years or more. Now, this is my situation, I was out of country for three weeks vacation (2 weeks my home country & 1 week Mexico). Is this going to be a problem? Is a vacation counted as living abroad? I really appreciate for all of your response. Thank you! :)

Additional: I got my 2year temporary greencard in June 2009 and was naturalized/got my 10year greencard in June 2010, and I was advised that I can start applying for my citizenship 90 or 60 days before my three years (June 2012) living in the United States.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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You're fine. Staying out of the Country for more than 6 months breaks the continuous residence stance. You were only outside for 3 weeks, so it will be counted towards your continuous residence and you will have no problems applying for citizenship.

Also, you aren't naturalized yet. When you got your 10 year GC, you became an unconditional permanent resident. When you get your citizenship that is when you will be naturalized.

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Filed: Country: Philippines
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That is correct, 90 days prior to having your GC for 3 years, you can apply for naturalization.


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Filed: Country: Philippines
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You're fine. Staying out of the Country for more than 6 months breaks the continuous residence stance. You were only outside for 3 weeks, so it will be counted towards your continuous residence and you will have no problems applying for citizenship.

Also, you aren't naturalized yet. When you got your 10 year GC, you became an unconditional permanent resident. When you get your citizenship that is when you will be naturalized.

Thank you for clarifying to me about "naturalization" ;D... and thank you for your response. :D

That is correct, 90 days prior to having your GC for 3 years, you can apply for naturalization.

Thank you!


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Filed: Country: Philippines
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Thank you for clarifying to me about "naturalization" ;D... and thank you for your response. :D

Thank you!

You're welcome!

Enjoy the vacation.


"The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!" - Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, 1945.

"Retreat hell! We just got here!"

CAPT. LLOYD WILLIAMS, USMC

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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