US Citizenship Questionnaire "Time Outside the US"?
December 21, 2010 2:32 PM Subscribe
US Citizenship Questionnaire "Time Outside the United States"?
I don't know all the dates I left the US, what should I do?
posted by zaphod to law & government (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I am applying for US citizenship. On Citizenship Form N-400, Question 7C, I need to list "all the trips of 24 hours or more that you have taken outside of the United States since becoming a lawful permanent resident." I cannot find all the dates I left the country, what should I do?
I've been a resident since 1992. I have my current passport and previous expired password with records back to 1996. I know I went to Ireland each year between 1992 and 1996 but I don't know the dates nor the exact length (none of the trips were for more than 2 weeks or so). Also, from 1996 to 2000 I don't see any INS stamps in my passport for reentry into the US and I'm pretty sure I'd gone to Ireland more that once in that time.
So what should I do? Should I append a note saying I did make trips but I don't know the dates? Can I call INS and get a list of dates that I reentered the country and do a guesstimate based on that? Should I guess the dates (which could be tantamount to lying)?
This is related to my previous question
Thanks for your answers, and if anything here is unclear let me know!