What happens after I am resettled in the United States?

Resettlement in America

This will help you understand what life will be like during your first year in America.

How do I get a driver's license?

How do I learn to drive?

Getting a driver’s license and driving in the US.

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How do schools work in the United States?

What is public school?

Many refugees say that helping their children get a good education is one of their main goals after resettlement. This page will help you understand American schools.

How do I find an apartment or house?

Refugee housing: how to find a place to live

Find the right home for you and your family.

How do I use a computer?

Computer basics

Links to help you gain computer skills.

How to use social media

An overview of social media and tips to keep you safe on social media.

How do I get a bank account?

Bank information

Read about bank accounts and debit/ATM cards.

How to budget

Set a budget and start saving money.

How do I go shopping in the United States?

Shopping in the US

Types of stores and places to shop. Find ethnic groceries stories and food from your home country.

How can I stay safe?

When should I call the police?

When should you call 911? How can you stay safe?

What should I do if I want to move to a new city or house?

Moving to a new city

Are you thinking about moving to a new city? This page has information to help you prepare for your move.

Can I have pets? Can I hunt?

Pets and livestock

Learn about having a pet in your apartment or raising livestock in the US.

Hunting and wild animals

Basic information about hunting, fishing and wild animals in the US.

How do I pay taxes in the United States?

How do I pay taxes?

Every year, you must send your tax information to the Government, even if you do not make money.