Can I submit my N-400 form while I’m abroad if I’m not a solider or working for US company?

I’m applying for citizenship and am currently outside the country. Do I need to be in the US

3 months immediately prior to filing or is it that as long as I’m claiming residencey to the

place I was in prior to my work abroad for over 3 months would be suffice? I have never been abroad for over 6 months. I lived home in the US for over 5 years. However, I currently have a temp job outside the US, not a US company, for 4 months.

Asked on April 21, 2016 under Immigration Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You have to be in the US in order to be eligible to apply for naturalization.  You cannot apply from abroad.  Once you reenter the US you will be able to apply based on the place of residence where you reside and where you have resided prior to going overseas.


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