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Just curious if it is possible to travel outside of the country while waiting to hear on my N-400 application. I can’t apply for a while yet but just starting to think ahead a bit. I have a valid Green Card that isn’t going to expire anytime soon so I assume on that basis I’ll be able to travel freely in and out of the US regardless of a pending Naturalisation application? Any insight would be great!


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K1 Visa (Consulate - London, UK)
October 28, 2013: I-129F sent
October 31, 2013: NOA1 (Texas)
November 20, 2013: NOA2
January 14, 2014: Packet 3 received
March 07, 2014: Packet 4 received
March 24, 2014: Interview - approved
May 06, 2014: POE Washington DC
May 22, 2014: Wedding

AOS
May 29, 2014: AOS Package sent

June 05, 2014: NOA for I-485 & I-765
July 09, 2014: Biometrics Appointment

August 12, 2014: EAD Approved

August 20, 2014: EAD Received

April 13, 2015: AOS Approved and GC in production (Interview Waived)

April 20, 2015: GC Received

 

ROC (Filing with Divorce Waiver)

April 14, 2016: ROC Package sent

April 18, 2016: NOA Received

June 14, 2016: Biometrics Appointment

March 31, 2017: ROC Approved (Interview Waived)

April 19, 2017: GC in production

April 21, 2017: GC mailed

April 26,2017: GC Received

 

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Yes you can. One of my friends went to Mexico while her N-400 was pending and she didn't have any issues with that. They might just ask you on your interview if you traveled anywhere after you filed your application.

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I agree with the others, above. The one thing you might want to be aware of, though, is that applicants are required to show they have resided for at least three months immediately preceding the filing of Form N-400 in the USCIS district or state where the applicant claims to have residency. So if you have recently moved out of a USCIS district or are contemplating a move in the near future, then you'll need to wait to file until you've resided at the new place for 3 months.

 

At your N-400 interview you'll probably be asked about travels abroad since you filed.

 

Then, at your Oath Ceremony you'll be required to list your travels abroad since your interview, to be provided on a form they send you.

 

Have fun in your travels.


Marriage: 2014-02-23               ROC interview/completed: 2018-08-16 - Albuquerque
CR1 started : 2014-06-06           N400 started: 2018-04-24
CR1 completed/POE : 2015-07-13     N400 interview: 2018-08-16 - Albuquerque
ROC started : 2017-04-14 CSC     Oath ceremony: 2018-09-24 – Santa Fe

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If you have a valid GC, then you can travel and re-enter under the umbrella of that GC.  Even denial of citizenship wouldn't necessarily affect your status as a legal resident. 


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Thanks very much everyone! I appreciate the input!


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K1 Visa (Consulate - London, UK)
October 28, 2013: I-129F sent
October 31, 2013: NOA1 (Texas)
November 20, 2013: NOA2
January 14, 2014: Packet 3 received
March 07, 2014: Packet 4 received
March 24, 2014: Interview - approved
May 06, 2014: POE Washington DC
May 22, 2014: Wedding

AOS
May 29, 2014: AOS Package sent

June 05, 2014: NOA for I-485 & I-765
July 09, 2014: Biometrics Appointment

August 12, 2014: EAD Approved

August 20, 2014: EAD Received

April 13, 2015: AOS Approved and GC in production (Interview Waived)

April 20, 2015: GC Received

 

ROC (Filing with Divorce Waiver)

April 14, 2016: ROC Package sent

April 18, 2016: NOA Received

June 14, 2016: Biometrics Appointment

March 31, 2017: ROC Approved (Interview Waived)

April 19, 2017: GC in production

April 21, 2017: GC mailed

April 26,2017: GC Received

 

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