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What is the difference between Permanent Resident and Citizen?

Asked by R. Barnes, Last updated: Jan 23, 2020

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Barry Mclean

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Barry Mclean, Sales Manager, MBA, Ewa

Answered Jun 13, 2019

Citizens and permanent residents are people who are temporarily allowed or permanently legally registered to be named or recognized with a particular country. There are several countries with their own different laws and policies, but we shall be discussing who citizens and permanent residents are. Citizens are people who are allowed to dwell in a country indefinitely, even without being a citizen. On the other hand, a citizen is a person that has specific duties, benefits, privileges, and...Read More
 

Barry Mclean

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Barry Mclean, Sales Manager, MBA, Ewa

Answered Jun 13, 2019

The terms “Permanent resident” and “Citizen” are often confused with one another. Although both confer rights to live legally in a particular country, they mean very different things as explained below: a. MEANING: A lawful permanent resident is someone who has been the right to live in a particular country indefinitely. Permanent residents are given what is called a “green card,” which is a photo ID card that proves their status — on the other...Read More
 

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