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KayDee

Citizenship Application process under N-470

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HI,

I have my Green Card since 2012. In between for 3 years I was out of the country due to transfer by my company. However, I had done the necessary paperwork in terms of re-entry permit and N-470 (to preserve continuous resident status). Now I am back in the country for more than a year and preparing my N-400 application but do not see any place where I could put in the details of my N-470. Has anyone done this before? Any advice /pointers would be helpful.

Thanks.

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I believe (and may be wrong) that while the N-470 preserves your residence status, you should still fulfill the five years after Permanent residence for employment based and 3 years for family based GC cases before you apply for Citizenship

Time spent in US after getting GC but before you filed N-470 and left abroad and time spent after returning back to US should add up I believe to the 3 or 5 years depending on the basis for GC (Employment/Family)

Better to check with lawyer on these things

 

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