I am a nationalized U.S. citizen, retired and residing in Spain. Is there any immigration law governing the length of time a nationalized U.S. citizen may reside outside the United States?
State/Country relating to question: United States
Thank you for your question. As a US citizen, there is no specific time limit for you to stay outside the United States. You can return to the United States at any time without any issue. This is the primary reason why it is critical that lawful permanent residents with business or personal interests in his or her home country should proceed to become naturalized early instead of shuttling back and forth between the US and their home country and failing to meet the presence requirements.
As a US citzizen, your only concern is the requirment to file a tax return with the IRS irrespective of whether you have earned income or have global income.
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