Permanent Residency

Overview

Since September 11, 2001, there has been increased US DHS scrutiny of all documents held by non-US citizens who enter and reside in the US. Primarily this concern has related to entry into the US; however the US DHS has increased scrutiny of a range of foreign nationals currently in the US. Although there is no current information indicating that Permanent Residents are undergoing special scrutiny, all Permanent Residents should be aware of the information noted here. However, all foreign nationals who are in immigrant or non-immigrant status should be aware that most institutions, agencies and employers in the U.S. are being required under US immigration regulations to place greater scrutiny on their documentation pertinent to non US citizens sponsored, hired or otherwise associated with those organizations.

Last Updated: November 27, 2012