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2/4 years and 1 day rule for absence between 6 and 12 months?

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Has anyone successfully naturalized under the "2/4 years and 1 day" rule after returning after an absence of less than a year?


My partner and I moved back to Europe "for a few months" three months after moving to NYC on my immigrant visa due to financial difficulties, however we've been out of the US for almost 6 months and still can't afford to settle in NYC so we are planning to save up for a few more months and move for good before I've been out of the US for a year. My only ties to the US for now are my step family, a credit card and upcoming 2017 tax return so I assume that won't be enough to excuse a 6-12 months absence so I'm considering applying for citizenship 2 years and 1 day after our return to the US.


I'd be really glad to hear from anyone who's applied for citizenship with an absence over 6 months and no rock-solid ties to the US.

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Re entering the US would seem a more important challenge.

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