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Hello,my name is Judith. Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions.
First, yes, you will have to wait 4 years and 1 day to file your naturalization.
You do not have to get a re-entry permit, but it is strongly advised to do so. Even though you are leaving the car and furniture here, you don't have jobs you are returning to if the company does not give her a sabbatical.
The courts have found securing the re-entry permit is strong evidence of intent to return.
They usually take about 3 months to obtain but there are expedite instructions included in the form instructions. You can request an expedite and include a FedEx airbill in the envelope for your biometric instructions and it can be processed in a month.
Thanks for your reply
Question - Will these 10 months visit affect our naturalisation i.e will we again have to start 5 yr naturalisation period from zero ?
Answer - First, yes, you will have to wait 4 years and 1 day to file your naturalization.
Query - I am not able to understand this part of answer.Could please guide with more details and example
Oct end 2012 - Got Green Card
10 months travel abroad - Oct end 2013 to Aug 2014
So from Aug 2014 Will we have to wait till Aug 2019 to file naturalisation ?
Or we can include all time from Oct 2012 and file for naturalisation from Oct 17 ?
See the box on the bottom of page 23 at this link for your example. It is the naturalization guide put out by USCIS.
It is 4 years and 1 day from the date you return in 2014.
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