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man_1975

Naturalization Eligibility - Continuous residency

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Hello Expert,

I have questions about Continues Residency requirement. 

I came to the USA in April 2019 with a family-based green card. I went to India in Sep 2020 for 5.5 months and back to the USA in March 2021.
Now I plan to go to India in mid of Feb 2022 and come back in Aug 2022 ( about 5.5 months).
I also plan to go to India in Dec 2022 and come back to the USA in May 2022 ( about 5.5 months).
So far, I don't have any other plan to go to India until I am eligible for filing citizenship and receive citizenship.

Continues Residency requirement says that we should not travel more than six months ( 180 days ) outside the USA.

Do you see any issue with two-time travel from the USA to India in 2022 ( each trip is about 5.5 months)?
My stay in the USA for 2022 would be cumulative for about 5.5 months. Is there any problem with the continuous residency requirement perspective?

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The required stay is not about the calendar year. The duration matters, not if it is in calendar year x or y.

Stays abroad for less than 6 months generally don't break the continuous residency requirements, but the stays abroad have to be temporary in nature. You have to maintain your home in the US.

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Thank you, JoeF, for your reply. All my trips are temporary in nature, and I have a permanent address in the USA for the entire five years of period.

My question is, between my two trips, Feb2022 - Aug-2022 and Dec2022-May2023, there is only a four-month period I would stay in the USA. I will stay less than six months between these two trips in the USA. Does it trigger any problem for the continuous residency requirement perspective?

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