US Handbook

The Tax System in the USA

The Tax System in the USA

1 Mar 2013

The US government finances its services with money from taxes. There are different types of taxes including, for example, income, property, and sales taxes. 

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Looking for a job in the USA

Looking for a job in the USA

25 Jan 2013

Read here for useful tip and tricks to finding and applying for a job in the USA. What should you know and look out for and what are your rights? 

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Bank account in the USA

Bank account in the USA

23 Nov 2012

In order to keep your money safe in the USA, you should open a bank account. A bank account makes it easier to withdraw and deposit money.

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Apply for a Social Security Number

Apply for a Social Security Number

23 Oct 2012

As a Permanent Resident, you must apply for a Social Security Card with the US government. With this card, you get a number which will help the government identify you. 

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Settling in the USA - Buying a home

Settling in the USA - Buying a home

18 Sep 2012

For many people, owning a house is all a part of the American dream. Buying a home is exciting and has many benefits as well as responsibilities.  

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Settling in the USA - Finding a home

Settling in the USA - Finding a home

17 Aug 2012

You get to choose where you want to live in the USA. Looking for the perfect home, however, can take time and there are some community organizations who could help you find the perfect home. 

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Consequences of criminal behavior for Permanent Residents

Consequences of criminal behavior for Permanent Residents

12 Jul 2012

In the United States of America, all people have to follow the rule of law. There are consequences if a permanent resident commits an act of crime.

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Finding Legal Assistance

Finding Legal Assistance

5 Jul 2012

If you have a question concerning your immigration in the USA, you should contact a professional and qualified legal assistant like an immigration lawyer. 

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Conditional Residents in the USA

Conditional Residents in the USA

31 May 2012

People living in the USA may have different permits and one of them is the Conditional Resident permit. Learn more about the rights and responsibilities. 

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Maintaining a Permanent Resident Status

Maintaining a Permanent Resident Status

30 Apr 2012

In order to maintain your status as a Green Card holder, i.e. as a permanent resident of the USA, there are some right and responsibilites that you need to fulfill. 

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