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Days out of country for N400 - what if I miss some?

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I'm starting to fill in my N400 form - hoping to file this month.

I'm done except for filling in the number of days and trips out of the country.

I've combed through my work calendar and found 12 trips (~40 days total) in the last five years. I'm a bit concerned that I may have missed a trip or two.

Does the IO have any way to look up my entries into the US, and could missing a trip cause an issue? I've never been out the country for more than 2 weeks at a time and cumulatively over the past five years it's been less than 3 months.

Thanks!

Nikos


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I'm starting to fill in my N400 form - hoping to file this month.

I'm done except for filling in the number of days and trips out of the country.

I've combed through my work calendar and found 12 trips (~40 days total) in the last five years. I'm a bit concerned that I may have missed a trip or two.

Does the IO have any way to look up my entries into the US, and could missing a trip cause an issue? I've never been out the country for more than 2 weeks at a time and cumulatively over the past five years it's been less than 3 months.

Thanks!

Nikos

Yes, they can look up your trips if they choose to for some reason. Have you looked through your passport to look at entry and exit stamps? You can also look at your frequent flier account if you have one, your email for itineraries, your credit card statements for ticket purchases.

If you haven't been out of the country for all that long they may not care, but you could also get an officer who will insist on exact dates.

Edited by JimmyHou

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Hi, My husband just recently became an American Citizen and he was traveling out of country for more than 10 times too. Don't worry about that! it would not be an issue. Forgetting one or two trips on your application form will not give you any problem during your Citizenship interview. My husband had the same concern too. My husband's attorney forgot to write down some of his trips on his n400 form. During the Interview (on September 2014) , the IO didn't even ask him about that, but he was just trying to remind IO that he probably missed one or two trips on his n400 form, and Thank God his IO was very nice and said that's not a problem and we will check it for you. Oh, one more.. please memorize your last 3 trips, when, where and the exact date you entered back in The United States and also your POE. IO asked my husband that details and maybe he will ask you the same question too. Good Luck!


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Thanks Jimmy & African Bride.

I did go through my old email and discovered another 13 trips or so - so just as well I did.

Good tip to memorise the last three trips - I'll be sure to do that.

Now - just need to get photos taken and I can get this in the post next week hopefully!

N


08/12/2010 => Day 00 => Package sent to Chicago lockbox

08/13/2010 => Day 01 => Package received and signed for in Chicago

08/23/2010 => Day 11 => Email and Text receipt notification

08/23/2010 => Day 11 => Cheques cashed - $1010 and $355

08/26/2010 => Day 14 => NOAs received in the mail

08/30/2010 => Day 18 => Received biometrics appointment letter (for 9/23)

09/03/2010 => Day 22 => Did walk-in biometrics

09/16/2010 => Day 35 => Received interview letter for 10/21

10/15/2010 => Day 64 => AP received

10/20/2010 => Day 69 => EAC received

10/21/2010 => Day 70 => AOS Interview, approved, I-551 stamp and card production ordered

10/30/2010 => Day 79 => Green card received

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Another tip would also to be go through any photos you may have taken on trips. For business trips this might not work but for family vacations or any other trip where you took any photos, it would work. This is what I used to document all my trips along with e-mails of travel itineraries or reservations.

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