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Are you married to UK citizen?
How many days in total you wil be out when you will apply for citizenship?
What is date on your PR letter that you are eligible to apply citizenship?
When did you get OR?
How many days you were out from feb2018 to feb2019 (date to date)?
How many days you were out from feb2019 until today?
So you got permanent residence feb2018 and you were out of UK 40 days until Feb 2019, is it right? And since Feb 2019 to now you were out 171 days?
Do you have business or property or family in the UK that prove your close ties with the UK?
If your wife is British then these absences will not affect your application.
You can apply but you would have to send all your family, business, your wife business documents whatever is available.
Absences from the UK during the last 12 months of your qualifying
period will be considered in the following way:6(1) and 6(2) applicationsNormal permitted absences in final 12 months of your qualifying period 90 daysTotal number of absences normally disregarded 100 daysTotal number of absences normally disregarded only if all other requirements are met and • you have demonstrated links with the UK through presence of family, and established home and a substantial part of your estate.101 – 179 daysTotal number of absences that may be disregarded if you do not meet all the other requirements providing the following criteria are met: • you have demonstrated links with the UK through presence of family, and established home and a substantial part of your estateand • the absence is justified by Crown service or by compelling occupational or compassionate reasons.
Only in the most exceptional circumstances would total absences exceeding 180 days in the final 12 months of the qualifying period be disregarded if all other requirements were not met.
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Yes these absences will be counted.
You check your PR letter if you had claimed in your 6 years in the UK then they could make you eligible for naturalisation as soon as you got your PR last year in Feb 2018.
You are EU national so you do have passport and ID card so there is not much difference if you send 1 ID to Home Office.
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There is no difference if you apply from UK or outside UK.
More critical issue is your absences from UK more than 90 days. It is their discretion to grant you naturalisation successfully.
On the other side, if you do not apply now and apply later on whenever you will be in the UK with less than 90 absences. Brexit will not affect your circumstances. You would have to apply settled status before December 2020.