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I am sure this has been asked a hundred times here but I can't seem to find the answers. I am asking because I am helping my friend. She is filing for N400 under the 5 year rule. She has been here 11 years. But she does not work. She hasn't been working for a long time. She is almost 70. She has been in and out of the US a lot in the last 5 years to visit her kids in Malaysia and Australia. Each trip did not last more than 3 months, however, the total number of days are over 200. Is this going to be an issue? I also wonder what paperwork she will need to submit along with her application? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!


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I'm pretty sure they'll want to see at least some lease agreement or something.

Yes, she was not out for over 6 months at a time, but 200 out of 365 days sounds like the trips were structured to avoid a 6 month stretch.

It still amounts to a very significant absence which would probably raise questions.

Since there was no single trip over 6 months, i don't think she needs to submit anything extra with the application.

However, she will want to take a lease agreement or anything of that sort to her interview.

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Over 200 days in each year?

That will definitely raise questions. She's spending most of her time outside the U.S.

If it's 200 days total over the past few years, then no problem.


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It is 200 plus days over 5 years. Ok so no problem for that.

I am not sure if her husband added her on the lease agreement. Hopefully, he did. I am going to see her this weekend to ask more questions and go over her paperwork.

I have another question. Both of them have been married 3x. She needs to send copies of all her marriage certificates and divorce decrees. How about her current husband? Does she need to show his marriage certificates and divorce decrees from previous marriages too?


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08/01/2009 - Sent I-130 package

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09/30/2009 - Case number assigned

12/17/2009 - Failed log in / Case completed YES!!

02/03/2010 - VISA interview at 830am -- VISA APPROVED

03/06/2010 - POE San Francisco via PAL

04/17/2010 - GC and SSN in the mail

ROC

01/06/2012 - Sent I-751 package to CSC

01/09/2012 - I-751 delivered at 11:12am / Date of NOA1

01/12/2012 - Check cashed

01/14/2012 - Received NOA1 hard copy

01/20/2012 - Date of ASC Appointment letter

01/25/2012 - Received ASC Appointment letter hard copy

02/07/2012 - Biometrics done

03/06/2012 - CR1 expiration

06/13/2012 - Date ROC approved

06/15/2012 - Ordered new card production

06/19/2012 - USCIS mailed the new card

06/21/2012 - Got approval letter and my 10 year GC in the mail (GC expires 06/15/2022)

N-400

12/09/2014 - Sent N-400 package

12/13/2014 - N-400 delivered at 10:13 am

12/15/2014 - Date of NOA

12/16/2014 - Date NOA was received by USCIS

12/22/2014 - Received NOA (hard copy) in the mail

12/30/2014 - Date of Yellow Letter

01/04/2015 - Received yellow letter in the mail

01/07/2015 - Biometrics appointment

01/09/2015 - In line for the interview

01/16/2015 - Received interview letter in the mail

02/13/2015 - Interview date (Approved)

04/03/2015 - Oath Ceremony

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It is 200 plus days over 5 years. Ok so no problem for that.

I am not sure if her husband added her on the lease agreement. Hopefully, he did. I am going to see her this weekend to ask more questions and go over her paperwork.

I have another question. Both of them have been married 3x. She needs to send copies of all her marriage certificates and divorce decrees. How about her current husband? Does she need to show his marriage certificates and divorce decrees from previous marriages too?

Yes.


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Thanks JimmyHou. My friend will have to wait to file her N-400 then because her husband is 72 and does not remember where his first marriage certificate is or if it was filed or even WHERE he got married. Oh my goodness. I know you can obtain certified copies from the Vital Records office of the state you were married in. But the question is where because he does not remember. Wonderful.


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08/01/2009 - Sent I-130 package

09/18/2009 - I-130 approved

09/30/2009 - Case number assigned

12/17/2009 - Failed log in / Case completed YES!!

02/03/2010 - VISA interview at 830am -- VISA APPROVED

03/06/2010 - POE San Francisco via PAL

04/17/2010 - GC and SSN in the mail

ROC

01/06/2012 - Sent I-751 package to CSC

01/09/2012 - I-751 delivered at 11:12am / Date of NOA1

01/12/2012 - Check cashed

01/14/2012 - Received NOA1 hard copy

01/20/2012 - Date of ASC Appointment letter

01/25/2012 - Received ASC Appointment letter hard copy

02/07/2012 - Biometrics done

03/06/2012 - CR1 expiration

06/13/2012 - Date ROC approved

06/15/2012 - Ordered new card production

06/19/2012 - USCIS mailed the new card

06/21/2012 - Got approval letter and my 10 year GC in the mail (GC expires 06/15/2022)

N-400

12/09/2014 - Sent N-400 package

12/13/2014 - N-400 delivered at 10:13 am

12/15/2014 - Date of NOA

12/16/2014 - Date NOA was received by USCIS

12/22/2014 - Received NOA (hard copy) in the mail

12/30/2014 - Date of Yellow Letter

01/04/2015 - Received yellow letter in the mail

01/07/2015 - Biometrics appointment

01/09/2015 - In line for the interview

01/16/2015 - Received interview letter in the mail

02/13/2015 - Interview date (Approved)

04/03/2015 - Oath Ceremony

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