I have a some questions which I have looked all over the USCIS website and in the "Guide to Naturalization" that I have not been able to find the answer to. I have called the 1800 # as well but there is no option to speak to a representative.
My questions are as follows:
1)How should an applicant count his/her days outside the United States (for Part 7 section C)? The only documents that I have to verify are on my passports. On my passport, I have the entry stamp dates of the countries I have visited and the entry date stamps that I have reentered the United States. Is this information authenticate to verify that I have not spent more than 180 days outside the United States for each trip?
2)In the time I have spent in the United States, I have taken about 5 trips outside the United States that have lasted less than 180 days (for each trip). So do I qualify for the continuous resident requirement and the physical resident requirement apply for citizenship, correct?
3)What is the current requirement for "physical presence" in the United States? I read in the Guide for Naturalization (M-476) that generally you must be physically present in the United States for a certain number of months in order to be eligible for naturalization.
Any lawyer or anybody that has recent experience could help me that would be great.
Your assistance is appreciated