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 to drive? Information on how to drive in the United States

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

Translated Driver's Manuals for Refugees & Immigrants

Study for your driver's test. In Arabic, Armenian, Karen, Nepali, and many more languages.

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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 and social media?

How do I learn basic computer skills

Links and information to help you gain basic computer skills

How to use social media

Information about the main social media networks like Facebook and Instagram

Stay safe from the dangers of social media

Learn who and what to avoid when you are on popular social media sites

How do I get a bank account?

Bank information

Read about bank accounts and debit/ATM cards.

Making a budget to save money

Set a budget for yourself and start saving money.

How do I go shopping in the United States?

Where to buy food and clothes

Learn where to buy food, clothes, and cars in the US. Find ethnic groceries stories and food from your home country.

How can I stay safe?

When should I call the police?

When and how should you call the police? How can you stay safe?

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

How to move to a new town or city

Are you thinking about moving to a new city? This page will help you learn how to move

Can I have pets? Can I hunt?

Animal and pet rules

Learn about animal and pet rules: how to have a pet in your apartment or raise livestock

Wild animals, hunting, and fishing

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

How do I pay taxes in the United States?

How to pay taxes in the US

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