US citizenship naturalization form N-400 question?

I got stuck on Part 7 where I have to record my "time outside the US". The problem is that I forgot the date that I left the US. On my passport, only the date that I returned to US is recorded.

Those trips are over 5 years ago. I checked with the airline, but they don't have any record.

Any tips please? Thank you!

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    Just use the approximate date to the best of your memory. When you go in for your interview, you can always clarify to the officer that you don't have a record of the exact date. In fact, you should mention this just so they can make a note and you will never be accused of "lying." But if you use the approximate date and are honest in the interview, it will not be a problem.

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  • 8 years ago

    Question A, B, and C are related. A is most general. B is more specific. C ist most specific.

    A. How many days have you been outside the U.S. -- in the past 5 years?

    B. Okay, how many of these trips were over 24 hours -- in the past 5 years?

    C. Fine, finally, list those trips.

    Nothing beyond 5 years matters.

    Source(s): I'm a natural-born German and Swedish citizen and naturalized U.S. citizen. I have an educational background in philosophy and political science and work as a corporate attorney in California. Since I’m an immigrant myself, I’m interested in immigration law in general and issues concerning multiple citizenships in particular.
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  • 8 years ago

    Use the approximate date.

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