Citizenship

We filed for Citizenship for a couple living and working overseas on an N-470 for a US company. The couple had met all the requirements for Citizenship, but the US employer needed them to remain overseas until the project was completed. During the processing of the application, they returned to the United States for the fingerprinting and interviews.

We filed for Citizenship for a couple living and working overseas on an N-470 for a US company. The couple had met all the requirements for Citizenship, but the US employer needed them to remain overseas until the project was completed. During the processing of the application, they returned to the United States for the fingerprinting and interviews. At the interview, they both passed the history and language tests, but were told that they could not be approved for Citizenship until after the foreign assignment was over and they had returned to reside permanently in the United States. According to the interviewer, N-470 preserves Permanent Residency but does not allow for the N-400 to be filed from overseas. Our office interpreted the N-470 regulations differently.

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