Q: I do not full fill the Physical Presence Req due to I work onboard ships, can I still get a citizenship?
I'm a Green Card holder but do not full fill the Physical Presence Requirement due to I work onboard ships for a US based company.
I was previously denied due to that, can I get a citizenship with physical present requirement exemption due to my unique employment situation?
For U.S. citizenship, meeting the Physical Presence Requirement is typically a key criterion. However, in certain cases, exceptions can be made. Given that you work onboard ships for a U.S.-based company, this might be considered a special circumstance.
Typically, employment with a U.S. company abroad can lead to some flexibility in the physical presence requirement, but this generally applies to certain types of employment, like working for the U.S. government or an American research institution. The applicability to work on ships for a private company is less clear and might not automatically qualify for an exemption.
Since you have been previously denied citizenship due to not meeting the physical presence requirement, it would be beneficial to explore any possible exceptions or waivers that might apply to your situation. This might involve presenting your case in a manner that highlights your employment with a U.S.-based company and how it impacts your ability to meet the physical presence criteria.
Consulting with an immigration attorney can be particularly helpful. They can provide guidance specific to your case and help in determining if an exemption can be sought based on your unique employment circumstances. An attorney can also assist in preparing and presenting a strong application, addressing the reasons for your previous denial.
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