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Want to be a ‘homeis insider’? We are looking for people who are in love with the idea of community building. homeis Insiders is a group of people who are passionate and are driven to cultivate the Indian community in their region/city whether its through hosting small get togethers, actively participating in conversation here or just by bringing more life to homeis. If this sounds interesting, simply comment, DM or email me at varsha@homeis.com and we can talk more.

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Where to watch Indian TV shows in USA?

With online streaming, it has become a lot easier these days to watch your favourite Indian TV shows and movies. There are multiple options like Sling TV, IPTV and more. 

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How much time does it take to get your EAD?

If you are a spouse of an H1-B or L1 visa holder, you need to apply for a work permit or an EAD to work in the USA. Most EADs are processed in 4-6 months but it may sometimes take longer. You might have many such questions related to your immigration status? What if my H1-B extension is denied? Where to find Immigration Lawyers near me, or how to prepare for your citizenship test? You can ask all these questions on homeis in the Immigration forum.

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Can I work as an Indian Student in USA? What kind of jobs can I do?

If you are a student in the United States holding an F-1 visa, you know that your work options are limited and require a little bit of paperwork. Whether you're looking for a job, an internship, or even volunteering at a soup kitchen, to work legally in the country with student visa while studying you must receive an approval for CPT.

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Where do I find good Indian food in USA?

Indians love their food and rightly so. But a lot of Americans also love the Indian cuisine and as a result it is not difficult to find an Indian restaurant in most American cities and towns. But to find the really good and authentic Indian restaurants nearby, you have to look further: check in neighborhoods with a big Indian community and ask for specific recommendations.

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How to send money to India?

Most Indians working in the USA send money back home. While doing a wire transfer from your bank is one way to do it, one of the easiest ways is to send money through various money transfer apps. Look for exchange rates offered by these app, the time to process the transaction and chose the one that suits your needs the most.

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Where can you buy Indian groceries in US?

Indian immigrants in the USA are often on the lookout for Indian grocery stores close to where they live. Indian spices and vegetables are missed by the Indian palate and finding an Indian grocery store nearby is an important consideration while choosing one’s home or apartment. These days, almost every state in the U.S, has an Indian grocery store where you can buy all kinds of dals, pickels, frozen Indian food and fresh vegetables.

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