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What can I expect if I am resettled in the United States?


 The United States is a land of great diversity. Refugees may be resettled in small towns or big cities. If you have a close relative already in the U.S., you will probably be resettled where they live. If you do not, a resettlement agency will decide the best place for you based on the availability of jobs and services. Refugees are expected to go to the assigned site and remain there during their initial resettlement.

The resettlement agency, often called the “sponsor,” is the most important source of information and assistance during the first months of adjustment to life in the U.S. An agency representative will meet you at the airport, arrange for housing, and prepare a resettlement plan that includes initial contact with governmental services and employment agencies. If you are approved and you do not have a sponsor in the U.S., sponsorship will be arranged.

In order to retain your refugee status in the U.S., you may not travel outside of the U.S. unless you first obtain permission to return before your travel. If you choose to travel, you should first contact the nearest BCIS office for the appropriate forms to request for permission to reenter the

The United States is a land of great diversity. Refugees may be resettled in small towns or big cities. If you have a close relative already in the U.S., you will probably be resettled where they live. If you do not, a resettlement agency will decide the best place for you based on the availability of jobs and services. Refugees are expected to go to the assigned site and remain there during their initial resettlement.

The resettlement agency, often called the “sponsor,” is the most important source of information and assistance during the first months of adjustment to life in the U.S. An agency representative will meet you at the airport, arrange for housing, and prepare a resettlement plan that includes initial contact with governmental services and employment agencies. If you are approved and you do not have a sponsor in the U.S., sponsorship will be arranged.

In order to retain your refugee status in the U.S., you may not travel outside of the U.S. unless you first obtain permission to return before your travel. If you choose to travel, you should first contact the nearest BCIS office for the appropriate forms to request for permission to reenter the

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