One has to indicate in the travel history in the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror):

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What's the proper order for the countries visited during single trip outside that one has to indicate in the travel history in N-400 form for US Naturalization? Should the order should be chronological, antichronological, lexicographical, some of other order or nobody cares?


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The order should be antichronological, i.e., begin your list with the most recent trip, then work backwards towards the earliest trip taken within the 5 year period.

The USCIS Instructions for Form N-400 state in "Part 9. Time Outside the United States" :

Item Number 3. Provide information for every trip (24 hours or longer) you have taken outside the United States during the last 5 years. Start with your most recent trip and work backwards.

  • Thanks, this is for the trip order. I'm asking about the order within a trip. Is it also antichronological? e.g., if I flew US->MEX->Cuba-US (and not US->MEX->US->Cuba-US), shall I list Cuba, MEX or MEX, Cuba? Apr 30, 2022 at 3:02
  • Those are the only instructions given. Because each trip has a single "entry page" as you fill out the form — as you show in the question — and that form presents each individual trip with a "departure" and "return" date, I think it makes more sense (and follows the organization of the "entry") to list the countries within each trip in the order you entered them. Apr 30, 2022 at 3:06
  • Thanks, the instructions likely refer to the paper form, where one indeed has to decide the order between trips: i.stack.imgur.com/ePiGx.png Apr 30, 2022 at 3:07

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