To file for citizenship to the United States, you must be physically and continuously present for 5 years.
You must be physically present for 2 ½ years and continuously present for 5 years.
A trip abroad for less than 6 months will not interrupt continuous presence.
A trip abroad between 6 to 12 months might interrupt continuous presence.
A trip abroad for over a year will interrupt continuous presence.
Once you interrupt that continuous presence, you will have to re-accumulate that time once you come back into the United States and then demonstrate that you have been continuously present and physically present in order to be eligible for citizenship.
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