Are you a lawful permanent resident (green card holder) leaving the U.S. for a year or more for employment purposes? If you want to apply for naturalization (citizenship) in the future, you should file form N-470, Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes, so that the time you spend outside of the U.S. will count toward the residency requirement for naturalization.
USCIS has just published a revised Form N-470. USCIS will accept older editions for 60 days, but starting on April 12, 2013, USCIS will only accept the revised 1/03/2013 edition, so make sure to file the updated N-470 if you are applying for this benefit.
The revised Form N-470 can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/n-470.
Keep in mind that the N-470 is different from a reentry permit, which you should also apply for if you will be outside of the U.S. for a year or more.
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posted on: February 13, 2013