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Hi guys,


I know this question has already been asked a couple of times on this forum, like here:

And basically, the answer is that it should not be a problem as long as the continuous residence and physical presence are not broken, and as long as it’s disclosed.


I have the date of my interview, and the oath ceremony dates are public. Could a short international trip (about a week) in between jeopardize being able to attend the oath ceremony?


In the form N-445, the question “Since your interview have you traveled outside the United States?” is followed by questions about committing crimes, being imprisoned, or joining the Communist Party, etc… that lead to think it’s treated in some way with the same level of gravity.


From what I read, before the ceremony a USCIS officer goes over the form and determines if the eligibility requirements for citizenship are still met.

Anyone has been in that situation?




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Yes, I traveled internationally many times between interview and oath.


And...are you seriously suggesting that traveling internationally is on the same scale as being imprisoned?


Surely not!


Good luck 

August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2

February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete

May 4, 2009

May, 26, 2009

POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011


April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony


September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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3 minutes ago, canadian_wife said:

And...are you seriously suggesting that traveling internationally is on the same scale as being imprisoned?

Haha, I'm not! It's just spooky it appears in that list of pretty serious red flags.

Thank you so much @canadian_wife

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