I have obtained my green card through asylum but after when I got my green card situation in my country has changed against me so I traveled back in forth a lot Lets say in last five years I stayed in US for 7 to 9 months and went back stayed there for 6 months now Im thinking to apply for a citizenship Im ok to do so?
A: Count the exact days you were out before you file. You may save time and money. If you apply under the 3-year rule, then you will have to have physically resided in the U.S. for a period of 18 months, and during this time never remained out of the U.S. for a period of greater than 6 month. . If you apply under the 5-year rule, then you will have to have physically resided in the U.S. for a period of 30 months, and during this time never remained out of the U.S. for a period of greater than 6 month.
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