Can someone help me understand the term "Continuous Residence" for someone who wants to naturalize?
I've got my GC in 2012 through family reunion, while I was already a student who lives out of the state. In the first 2 years (2013-2014), I traveled once or twice a year to the US to preserve my residency without any problems at the POE.
Since I had a few years left to finalize my studies and internship, I had applied for a Re-entry Permit and got it in February 2015 valid for 2 years.
During 2015-2016, I got here for short time periods every 6 months and wasn't out for more than 6 months although I was able to due to the fact that I held the re-entry permit. On April 2017, I relocated permanently.
My family lives in the states and relocated almost 5 years ago (~2013). Soon they will apply for their citizenship.
I had an active bank account and filing my taxes every year according to the law in the past 5 years.
I would like to apply for citizenship in 11/2019 after the 30 months physical presence in the US (which I believe to be the earliest possibility).
Is that possible in light of my absence, as was described above, during my studies?