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    I travel to EU for work for two or three weeks at a time for the last few months. I have a GC, which I'd like to maintain obviously and I would also like to apply for Citizenship without delays.

    Does this kind of absence pose any issues?

    Thanks for taking a look at this post.

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    I travel to EU for work for two or three weeks at a time for the last few months. I have a GC, which I'd like to maintain obviously and I would also like to apply for Citizenship without delays.

    Does this kind of absence pose any issues?

    Thanks for taking a look at this post.

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    • #3
      From: http://www.uscis.gov/files/article/M-476.pdf

      Continuous Residence

      “Continuous residence” means that you
      have not left the United States for a long
      period of time. If you leave the United
      States for too long, you may interrupt
      your continuous residence.


      They look at trips longer than 6 months at a time, so your short trips shouldn't cause any problem when it comes time to apply for citizenship.

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      • #4
        Generally, you can't have been out of the US for more than 30 months total in the 5 years prior to applying for naturalization - 18 if applying under the 3 year rule (so half).

        If you work for a US Company and it's them that's sending you for the short trips, it shouldn't be any issue at all.

        See this site for information.
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        The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it - Plutarch

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        • #5
          Thanks guys. So far this sounds pretty positive. I don't think I'm going to keep this up for 30 months.

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          • #6
            You just have to show that you have an unrelinquished primary residence here. I presume you stay at hotels while traveling overseas, not at a residence you own? If the question comes up, show your hotel receipts that show that you travel on business.

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