Charlotte, NC asked in Immigration Law for Virginia

Q: Can I travel outside USA within 90 days before applying for naturalization N-400?

I have been hearing that I cannot travel outside Usa within 90 days before applying to naturalization N-400 form. I don’t see anywhere in the requirements that I am unable to travel within 90 days before applying for naturalization. Could you please advise me if I could apply for naturalization if I have traveled within 90 days before the date I am applying.

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Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Traverse City, MI

A: It is not just 90 days before applying for citizenship that is of importance. There is a "continous presence" and " physical presence" requirement for naturalization elligibility. Learn more about those here:

If you are not sure about your eligibility, I would recommend consulting with an experienced immigration attorney. Best wishes!

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