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Pros vs. Cons of US Citizenship

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My husband has been debating whether to apply for Citizenship or not. I told him whatever he decides to do I will support him.

 

What would be the advantages of him applying for Citizenship and what would be the disadvantages?

 

Thank you in advance for advice and information!


Petitioner: Wifey! (US born citizen)
Beneficiary: Hubby! (British born)


[Feburary 2010] Met
[04/05/2010] Began talking
[05/07/2010] Start of our relationship together
[10/01/2011] Met in person for the 1st time in the UK
[10/14/2011] Officially engaged!
[April 2012] Found an attorney
[May 2012] Began I-129F
[05/31/2012] Attorney mailed I-129F
[06/04/2012] Email confirmation of Application/Petition received
[06/07/2012] Check cleared in Dallas
[06/11/2012] NOA1 received in mail
[09/15/2012] Went back to the UK to see my fiance
[01/07/2013] Received RFE
[02/12/2013] Vermont Received RFE Response
[02/18/2013] Petition APPROVED (259 Days)
[03/01/2013] Received at NVC
[03/05/2013] Left NVC
[03/15/2013] Arrived at Consulate in London
[03/29/2013] Received Packet 3
[04/08/2013] Sent Packet 3
[04/15/2013] Fiance's medical in London

[05/01/2013] Received Packet 4

[05/20/2013] Interview!!!

[05/20/2013] VISA APPROVED

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My opinion: If you immigrate here and have the opportunity to become a citizen you might as well go all the way. It's absolutely worth it with all the examples listed In this post, especially not having to deal with immigration anymore. 


 

AOS
09/23/2016 - I-130 & I-485 Concurrent Filing 
09/27/2016 - I-485 NOA date 
10/2016 - Biometrics 11/03/2016 - RFE for I-864 
11/7/2016 - Sent response 
12/14/2016 - Case ready for interview
03/28/2017 - Interview scheduled for May 3rd 2017 
05/01/2017 - Interview canceled: (waiting on other paperwork to be transferred) 
07/14/2017 - New interview scheduled for 8/28/2017 
8/28/2017 - Interview attended  Approved on spot 
09/14/2017 - Received PR card for 2YR

 

 

 

ROC Process:
*Earliest filing date 5/30/2019
5/29/2019 - Sent ROC packet via Fedex overnight to Lewisville, TX
5/30/2019 - Packet delivered and signed
6/4/2019 - Text notification for case received with EAC#
6/6/2019 - NOA1 received
6/29/2019 - Biometrics letter received
7/10/2019 - Attended biometrics
4/10/2020 - New Card is being produced
4/13/2020 - Case was Approved
4/15/2020 - Approval notice received

4/17/2020 - Card was received
**No transfers, No RFE, No interview**

 

 

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If you plan to retire abroad, or have more than very basics assets/income, it is totally worth consulting with someone well versed in tax agreement, estate taxation, etc.  The pros for one might be the nightmare of the other... 

 

Good luck. 

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17 hours ago, Nat & Mark said:

My husband has been debating whether to apply for Citizenship or not. I told him whatever he decides to do I will support him.

 

What would be the advantages of him applying for Citizenship and what would be the disadvantages?

 

Thank you in advance for advice and information!

For us we want the ability to go back and forth between our countries without worry. If we want to live 6 month in Ireland we can, if we want to live 6 months here we will. 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco
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1 hour ago, HKS said:

This comment is not for OP, but for some ppl in countries that have the following problem.....

If u are a citizen of a country that has one of the worse passports in the world, becoming a us citizen will allow you to travel to places that you wouldnt be able to on your birth passport. 
 

I just wanted to throw a pro out for others that may be reading this. 
 

 

Definitely a pro in all ways for immigrants like my Adil who is Moroccan

we couldn't have traveled to Europe without the US passport so easily 

and he was able to vote in last election 

if you live in any country,  you want to be part and have a say in what happens

As said "if you are not part of the solution,  you are part of the problem"

and we are so happy to not have to deal with Immigration 

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18 hours ago, Nitas_man said:

Nita applied for citizenship due to how estate assets and social security are handled for non-citizens (my idea not hers 😂

Could you elaborate on that, please?  How are they handled differently?

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16 hours ago, Mike E said:
  • Mortgage applications since the PATRIOT act are easier for citizens

My wife and I got a mortgage last fall.  I don't remember that my not being a citizen made any difference.

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