Can traveling to certain countries hinder or put my chance of being naturalized at risk?

Hello,
So I am a green card holder that have been waiting to apply for citizenship
since 2012. I am planning on visiting few Asian countries, which includes
Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Philippines, in July to do
some volunteer work and just to travel as well. I was just wondering if
traveling to these countries can hinder or put my chance of being
naturalized at risk?

Asked on June 14, 2016 under Immigration Law

Answers:

SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

No, it should not affect your ability to naturalize as long as you are not outside the US for too long, thereby terminating or risking the termination of your green card status.  Just be sure that if you plan to be outside the US for more than 6 months you obtain a reentry permit.


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