There are several requirements that you need to meet to obtain US citizenship. One of them is that you must be able to prove continuous residence and physical presence in the US for the stipulated amount of time.
The USCIS clarified the residency requirement in a new policy alert on Wednesday.
Continuous residence means to have lived uninterruptedly in the US for the required amount of time. The continuous residence and physical presence requirement are to prove that you genuinely want to become a US citizen. Spending too much time outside the US signals that you may not be committed to permanent residence in the US.
As per the USCIS, to become an American citizen, you must:
The new update is for those who have broken the continuity of residence. It clarifies when such applicants can apply for US citizenship.
The new USCIS update clarifies two requirements for citizenship by naturalization:
The USCIS clarified that until and unless you have met the continuous residence requirement, you are not eligible for US citizenship.
What are the other requirements for naturalization?
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