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Hi ,

I am just curiouse to know whether the IO at the naturalization interview do really check the exit/entry stamps on the passort or just a quick look and thats it? i have seen in the interview preparation videos that stamps are not looked at and even the income taxes also the officer askes whether you filed taxes or not but he does not look at it,

any of you folks with experience may clarify it please.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nepal

I'm sure everyone's different. In my case, the IO did go over my entry/exit stamps to verify the number of days I'd spent outside the country. He didn't ask me about income taxes, though.

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My IO didn't check because I wasn't out of the country for a significant number of days -3 weeks at most. And I only left the country 3 times for the past 3 years,

I assume they thoroughly check when you put in you application that you've been out of the country for a long period of time or you leave frequently.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

Most of that stuff is looked at before your interview. Sometimes they go through it again with you, I'm sure they even look at it all again afterwards too.


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The IO looked at the stamps in my passport because I was out of the country one time (less than 6 months). He glanced at my tax return transcripts but that was it.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Germany

First, there are no exit stamps only entry stamps ;) Did not look into my passport, only went through the form and asked if anything had changed. Whole "interview" with civic/writing/reading took me around 15 min. My spouse spent almost an hour there becasue the officer dicussed all movies with her where Morgan Freeman played a government role :D

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