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What’s the best thing you like about Mumbai?

Nice place to find great friends for those who feel lonely.

1) H1B question: If a candidate just got H1B through a consulting firm and is working on a a 3rd party client location, is about to switch to a different company who is ready to transfer the H1B, What role does the previous employer play? Considering they don’t want you to leave (loss of commission), what action can they take? Can we switch without letting them know Note: Candidate is on Stem Opt 2) How to find out whether USCIS is doing premium processing for H1B this year or not?

Moving to San Ramon in July. Anyone in this group play Badminton in Dublin ? I play 4 days a week in Bintang Sunnyvale. I would like continue playing at Dublin-Bintang once I move to San Ramon.

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Am here in The States on b2 visa. While applying for an extension online, they asked for i-94 info. I can’t seem to find any info of mine for I94 on the cbp website. How can i get the i-94 info? What are my options here?

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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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