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IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP

Rights and Responsibilities of Permanent Residents

As a permanent resident, you are expected to respect and be loyal to the United States and to obey this country's laws. Being a permanent resident also means that you have new rights and responsibilities. Being a permanent resident is a privilege, not a right. The U.S. government can take away your permanent resident status under certain conditions. You must maintain your permanent resident status if you want to live and work in the United States and become a U.S. citizen one day.

The links below will help you learn about your new rights and responsibilities as a permanent resident.

Rights and Responsibilities of a Permanent Resident
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides a list of rights and responsibilities of permanent residents. This site is also available in Spanish.


Information for Permanent Residents
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides information for permanent residents including how to renew or replace a Green Card, travel as a permanent resident, maintain permanent residence, and more. This site is also available in Spanish.


Change Your Address with USCIS
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides information on how to report your change of address. Most non-U.S. citizens must report a change of address to USCIS within 10 days of moving within the United States or its territories. This site is also available in Spanish.


Change Your Address with the U.S. Postal Service
If you move, you should tell the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) so it can forward your mail to the new address. Register your change of address on the USPS website. Don't forget to let USCIS know as well.