Hi Everyone! I won the green card lottery and activated my green card in April 2011. Stayed in the US for 10 days and left. Then came back in October 2011 - mailed my re-entry permt application and stayed for 7 days. Came in December 2011 for fingerprinting and stayed for 2 weeks. Then came in June 2012 and stayed for 3 weeks. Finally, I entered in November 2012 and I am staying here for good. I understand I need 5 years of continuous residence to apply for citizenship. I also read that if you left the US for a long period (like I did between April 2011 and November 2012 with stays of a couple of weeks) - continuous residence is broken. However, the citizenship brochure also says that for a period like this, you can apply 365 days towards the residence requirement. According to my calculations, I can send my application for citizenship in August 2016 (3 months before qualifying and counting the time I was away as 365 days). Is this correct? Has anyone on the forum had a similar experience? Thank you for your help!