Basically that is the question. Does time spent living on a G4 visa count toward your 5 year requirement for citizenship at all?

How can I find out. I tried calling usics but they don't know anything beside basics.

  • No immigration status presence other than permanent residency counts.
    – littleadv
    Apr 22, 2015 at 6:09

1 Answer 1


There's a handy worksheet you can fill in. If you have been a permanent resident for fewer than three years, you are not eligible. For the rest, please check the worksheet.

Alternatively you can check the Who Is Eligible for Naturalization? chapter of "A Guide to Naturalization".

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