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Green Card vs. Citizen when retiring

Old Feb 7th 2001, 3:10 pm
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What benefits (if any) are there to being a citizen (dual citizenship) as opposed to a
permanent resident (Green Card), when I retire? What about benefits if I should lose my
job in the same scenario? Thanks.
Old Feb 11th 2001, 4:16 pm
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It depends on way too many factors to be considered in a short reply.

Some of the factors are how long you worked in the US, how long you worked in the foreign
country, whether there is a totalization agreement between your country and the US, and
how laws are changed in the future.

I can really only tell you that as a US citizen, you are generally better off than without
US citizenship - but if it costs you your original citizenship, then you may lose some
eligibility for benefits there.

You may want to go to http://www.ssa.gov for more information.


On Wed, 7 Feb 2001 20:10:50 -0800, "neilrc" <[email protected]> wrote:

>What benefits (if any) are there to being a citizen (dual citizenship) as opposed to a
>permanent resident (Green Card), when I retire? What about benefits if I should lose my
>job in the same scenario? Thanks.

I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. For reliable advice, please consult with a
professional immigration attorney.

For further information, check the following frequently-requested links.

For many questions, you may find answers at http://travel.state.gov/visa_services.html
(Department of State)

or http://ins.usdoj.gov (INS).

For consular policies and visa reciprocity fees, find your consulate in

For DOL Faxback status information: http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/

For information on affidavit of support for marriage to US citizens (I-864), go to
http://travel.state.gov/i864gen.html and http://travel.state.gov/checklist.html

For information on entering the US as a K-1: http://www.k1poelist.com/

For poverty levels, see http://aspe.os.dhhs.gov/poverty/00poverty.htm

For information on H/L/O/P visa extensions at Dept. of State in St. Louis, MO, see

For non-official information, check:

(When using these sites, and any Web sites, please watch out for privacy, as I do not know
all site operators.)

http://www.visalaw.com http://www.shusterman.com http://www.immigration.com
http://members.aol.com/MDUdall http://www.murthy.com/ http://www.getusavisa.com
http://greencard-lottery.virtualave.net/ http://www.jcvisa.com (H-1B)
http://www.h1bresources.com (marriage and fiancee) http://www.kamya.com/misc/ (marriage
and fiancee) http://www2.apex.net/users/thehydes http://www.formshome.com

This is not an endorsement of any of these Web sites. I am not affiliated with any of the
Web site owners and do not receive nor accept payment in return for listing them, and
typically don't even know them.

(if believe you have a good immigration-related Web site and want your Web site listed
here, please e-mail me).

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