Come on, Becci, those were not negative posts. They are simply opinions about the best ways to go about a process. Getting something done in a foriegn country that involves paperwork is a daunting process for those with limited grasp of the language. Many people feel more comfortable during their first visit to INM with an interpretor. Others don't, particularly when one of the office staff speaks english, as they usually do.
Applying for citizenship is another matter. One must have a lawyer to process some documentation. Added to this difficulty is the fact that lawyers don't seem to agree on certain legal questions on citizenship. Some say that they have ways of getting around certain sticky points. I know this because I have sought more than one legal opinion.
The point is that one of them is likely wrong, so one is advised to do their homework before hiring an expensive lawyer, or any other person who pretends to be an authority. That homework involves getting positive references from others who have used people to get through a complex process. Many people have learned this the hard way.
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