Advantages of being citizen vs resident?

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The biggest advantage of citizenship versus residency may go to the attorneys.

A "citizenship lawyer" is likely to charge at least (and this figure is several years old) six thousand, five hundred dollars.

An "immigration attorney" might be lucky to get twenty to twenty-five percent of that amount. :rolleyes:
 
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However a lawyer is not required for either process.
Well, in the past couple years I got the impression form one "citizenship lawyer" that a lawyer is required if you don't have a DNI.

If that is the case, then I'd say he has a case.

I still wonder if it's true. :cool:
 

ben

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Well, in the past couple years I got the impression form one "citizenship lawyer" that a lawyer is required if you don't have a DNI.

If that is the case, then I'd say he has a case.

I still wonder if it's true. :cool:
As the question was citizenship vs. residency, prob safe to assume we're talking about a case where the person can get residency, and thus would not pay an order of magnitude more to skip that step.
Or has residency already, and asking regarding moving up to citizenship. In which case the requirements are fairly straightforward and a lawyer should not be needed.
 
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