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.
Adjustment of Status (AOS), is the process of a non-United States citizen petitioning to become a Permanent Resident. If someone obtains permanent residency, they are able to live and work in the United States permanently. Additionally, a person who obtains this status will need to carry around their documentation, also… Read More
According to USCIS.gov, "Normally, DHS regulations provide for an automatic extension period of up to 180 days from the expiration date stated on the EAD. However, DHS has published a temporary final rule increasing the extension period. Effective May 4, 2022, DHS is temporarily increasing the extension period and providing… Read More
Employment visas can be extremely beneficial. However, there are many different types, and it is important to determine which one is right for you, your profession, and your unique circumstances. Read on to learn more about L-1 visas and other common employment visas. What are L-1 Visas? Foreign individuals who… Read More