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Hi, I was studying overseas since I got my green card in 2011. I have always
gotten a travel document, but I do not meet the two and half years of physical
presence in United States. I have perhaps one and half year. My question is can I
apply for citizenship?
Asked on February 9, 2018 under Immigration Law, North Carolina
SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 3 years ago | Contributor
So until you have the necessary 2.5 years of physical presence time in the US, you are not eligible to file for naturalization. When you are back in the US and have the necessary physical presence time documented, you will be able to apply.
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