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N-400 vs. work requiring loads of traveling abroad

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Hey everyone,

 

I filed my N-400 last week and I'm also waiting for ROC (filed Sep 2017). Today I found out I'm getting a big promotion at work that will require me to travel abroad. A LOT.

 

My wife and I are trying to figure out how to approach it since we have a 3-year old and those trips are usually between 1 and 2 months abroad, then 1 or 2 months home again. We would obviously keep our apartment in NY, but what's the threshold for time spent abroad? What I found online is that under 6 months is totally fine, under 12 months starts getting tricky. My wife and son would come with me for any trip longer than a couple of weeks.

 

I'll probably consult with a lawyer, but my mind is just racing too much for me to ever be able to sleep tonight so I thought I'd ask for your help here.

 

Thanks!

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Assuming your wife and son are US citizens do not see that being an issue.

 

When would this new job start?


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I do not know your nationality but would a US passport work better?

 

When do you extent to go through the interview/swearing in?


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On 11/13/2018 at 12:23 AM, Boiler said:

I do not know your nationality but would a US passport work better?

 

When do you extent to go through the interview/swearing in?

Not sure I understand your first question, but I'm Canadian.

 

For the second question I assume you're asking when do I expect to go through the interview? Not sure, but it looks like most NYC applications get an interview about 4 months after filing.

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Assuming the time in between you becoming a citizen and you being required to travel extensively/frequently for your job is relatively short---it won't end up being an issue at all, since you would then be a USC.

 

I would, if in your shoes, make it clear to your employer your concerns about travelling to see if they can give you a ballpark figure on how far away obligatory travel will occur to get a better idea on how it may affect you...Also note that any travel inbetween your N400 filing and interview has to be accounted for at the interview, and depending on your present travel history may interrupt the physical presence requirement for the N400.

 

If you can swing it, I'd suggest letting your employer know that you'd prefer the constant travel takes place after becoming a US citizen.  Just easier all-around for you, in the end.  Congrats on your promotion!

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Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

Applied for US Passport - requested Routine/ Regular Service

Oct. 27, 2017 (Day 00) - Submitted Passport Application, filed in person at Post Office

Oct. 30, 2017 (Day 03) - Online tracker shows application has been received and is under processing

Nov. 08, 2017 (Day 12) - Online tracker shows "in final stages" and projected completion time of 11/13/2017

Nov. 09, 2017 (Day 13) - Passport received in the mail.

Nov. 10, 2017 (Day 14) - Naturalization Certificate received back in the mail.

 

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