Does a reentry permit prevent the breaking of continuity of residence in the U.S. for purposes of naturalization? 3 Answers as of March 13, 2011

Does a reentry permit prevent the breaking of continuity of residence in the U.S. for purposes of naturalization?

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Pacifica Legal Services
Pacifica Legal Services | Floyd Fernandez
No. The re-entry permit simply enables the green card holder to continue to reside in the U.S. as a legal resident. He still has to continue residing for at least 2 1/2 years of the five years preceding the application for citizenship for him to have success. If he would wish the aid of an attorney, please feel free to call or e-mail to set up a consultation.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/13/2011
Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law
Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law | Linda Liang
No, not necessarily.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 3/8/2011
Nicastro Piscopo, APLC
Nicastro Piscopo, APLC | Louis M. Piscopo
No it does not prevent the breaking of the continuous residence for Naturalization purposes. If you remain outside the US for 1 year or more, even with a Re-entry Permit, you have to wait 4 years (2 if married to US Citizen) before you can file for Naturalization.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/8/2011
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