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Hey guys, working on a campaign and can use your help. Is there any immigration agency or consultancy that you used in India to work on your relocation to the USA? Can you please drop down the names in comment section. Thanks!

Did you know that you can use your Indian credit score to apply for apartment rentals in the U.S.? Learn more in our recent guide on How to rent an apartment in the U.S.

Coronavirus has created such panic and we want to help ease it as a community. We want to understand from you if there’s anything in particular any of you are struggling with? Coronavirus is impacting a lot of us indirectly. I had to put my family’s trip on hold. I am hearing about few students with housing issues as dorms have shut their doors on them. I also have a friend who has been left stranded in Spain as all travel from Europe are banned. If there’s anything you guys want to share with us, please do so we can activate community members who can pitch in to help. Any student looking for housing? Any families confused about travelling? Found empty shelves in grocery stores and couldn’t stock up?

Consider those who depend on you. Your workplace life insurance is great, but will it be enough to protect your loved ones in the event you're no longer there?

Anybody knows how does tax work ? I would love to collaborate and host you on my podcast to talk about it.

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Frequently asked questions

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Can I work as an International 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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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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Where do I find good Desi food in USA?

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

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Where can you buy Desi groceries in US?

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

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How to send money back home?

Most of us 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 apps, the time to process the transaction and choose the one that suits your needs the most.

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Where to watch Desi TV shows in USA?

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

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