USCIS Updates Welcome Guide for New Immigrants

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USCIS has published an updated Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants. The guide contains practical information to help new immigrants settle into everyday life in the United States, including how to find a place to live, how to get a Social Security number and how the U.S. system of government works.                                                                                            

Available in 14 languages, this publication has recently been updated to include:

  • Revised and updated general information on policies, programs and resources;
  • A refreshed layout and design;
  • A new chapter called “Taking Care of Your Money” on personal finance, taxes and financial scams; and
  • A new chapter called “Understanding Education and Health Care” on the education system, adult education programs and the health insurance marketplace.

Available languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (traditional)
  • Chinese (simplified)
  • English
  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese


You can download free copies in 14 languages on our website and purchase printed copies in English, Spanish and Chinese through the U.S. Government Bookstore.




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