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Hi,  I came in US in 06/18/2016 got green card in 08/27/1016 and went back to Pakistan on 09/14/2016. 

Came back on 01/11/2017 and went again on 05/05/2017. 

Came back on 02/19/2018 and had one visit for 15 days from 02/27/2019 to 03/15/2019. 

Is it enough time that I had stayed in US SHOULD I APPLY FOR NATURALIZATION NOW OR NOT. 

Also, got my extension in 2016 which I didn’t even use came back in US within a year. 

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Regardless of the physical presence issue,. you probably have an issue regarding continuous residence.  You had a stay abroad over 6 months (5/5/2017 to 2/19/2018), which has a presumption of breaking continuous residence.

See https://www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/volume-12-part-d-chapter-3.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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16 hours ago, Syed1shahs said:

Hi,  I came in US in 06/18/2016 got green card in 08/27/1016 and went back to Pakistan on 09/14/2016. 

Came back on 01/11/2017 and went again on 05/05/2017. 

Came back on 02/19/2018 and had one visit for 15 days from 02/27/2019 to 03/15/2019. 

Is it enough time that I had stayed in US SHOULD I APPLY FOR NATURALIZATION NOW OR NOT. 

Also, got my extension in 2016 which I didn’t even use came back in US within a year. 

For clarity, what immigrant visa type did you possess when you came to the US? And what do you mean by "extension" in 2016?

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