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Rights and Responsibilities as a Permanent Resident

- Jan/2019

As a permanent resident, you are expected to consider the United States your home and to respect and obey this country’s laws. It also means that you have new rights and responsibilities.

A permanent resident has the right to live and work permanently in the United States, is protected by all U.S. Federal and State laws, is able to request immigrant visas for his/her spouse and unmarried children, to attend public school, to receive Social Security and Medicare benefits, to join certain branches of the U.S. armed forces, and apply to become a U.S. citizen once eligible.

As a permanent resident, your responsibilities include support of democracy in the U.S., paying state and federal income taxes, and you must carry proof of your permanent resident status at all times.  If you are a male age 18 through 25, you need to register with the Selective Service, which registers you for conscriptive military service, should the need arise.

If you have plans to internationalize your investments, develop business, and begin your expatriation process, it is important to have a team of lawyers with proven experience, acting in several jurisdictions and accredited by their respective governments. Our highly specialized professionals possess the technical skills required to evaluate the best alternatives and meet your needs and expectations.

To know which immigration option best suits your profile and that of your family, in addition to knowing more about the many possible alternatives for your projects to develop successfully, talk to one of our expert attorneys. Schedule a consultation with HAYMAN-WOODWARD PLLC now.

Our attorneys will assist you in all the details of your expatriation, at all stages, including business development in the United States. For our law firm, each case is unique and is treated as such, with personalized and individualized solutions.

HAYMAN-WOODWARD PLLC is a Washington (D.C) based law firm, specializing in immigration and federal tax laws. All legal services are provided by duly-licensed attorneys in each jurisdiction.

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