On February 26, USCIS published an update to the policy manual. The update clarified that applicants absent from the U.S. for more than 6 months but less than a year must overcome the presumption that they have broken the continuity of residence in the U.S. It also clarifies that if continuity of residence is broken, the applicant must establish a new period of residency before applying for citizenship. These requirements already existed but have now been clarified in the policy manual.

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A USCIS policy manual update has clarified the effect of long absences from the U.S. on continuous residency.