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Tips for Newcomers to U.S

Discussion in 'General Discussions - USA & Canada' started by knbg, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. bhavana0306

    bhavana0306 New IL'ite

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    I get you! I just moved to LA as a student for my Masters and I think it's the new shift or something but I am missing home and my friends!
     
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    Hi dears,

    I am coming to Greensboro, NC along with my small toddler and 5 month baby at womb.
    1. I want to know what will be cost of living, medical expenses and school fees. 2. If I want to invite my parents for my delivery in US, is there any size of house needs to be selected for getting their visa. 3. Is there any good hospital nearby which encourages normal delivery.
    4. Any good playschool in Greensboro.
    5. Whether I can get Indian citizenship and passport for my second child from there.
    6. My hubby takes everything light when comes to food and health. Whether any organic shops available there. Even here in Bangalore I used to get wheat and grind in flour mill to avoid unnecessary add of sodas in ready-made flour.

    Please bear with me for too many questions. Thanks in advance.
     
  3. deepthivinayak1

    deepthivinayak1 Gold IL'ite

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    Hi,
    1.i am not in NC,so I am not sure about cost of living there. Once u reach here ask ur husband to process medical insurance for family. It will help in delivery expenses.
    2.since u r having one toddler and one more on the way, better find a double bedroom. So ur parents and kids can live comfortably.
    3. Start processing ur parents visa once u r here Bcoz u have only 4 more month for delivery. Visa date is not be available as we expect.
    4. Mostly in USA, they try for normal delivery. Only in complicate situation they go for c section. Only thing u can choose to go for epidural or not( injection to subside ur pain) is ur choice.
    5. If ur second kid is born in USA , he/she will be American citizens. He/she will get American passport. I don't think you will get Indian passport here.
    6. Here there lots of organic fruits,veggie n grocery available but only thing it will come with a cost. They are 2 or 3 times costlier than normal .
    Don't worry about anything to travel to USA. Here many people are there to help you. You too can learn very easily .

     
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    uasundari New IL'ite

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    Thanks a lot Deepthi....

    We will not get Indian citizenship for my second baby????... that's a sad part to me...
     
  5. deepthivinayak1

    deepthivinayak1 Gold IL'ite

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    Hi,
    I am pregnant with my second too. I am also worried about citizenship. I want Indian citizenship but I can't go to India for delivery.


     
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    I'm coming to Cincinnati in couple of months.i want to buy a nice for chutney's,masalas n especially idly n dosa batter.we are 4 members.can anyone guide me which preethi mixie is good n where to buy,how the service after sales?
    Thanks in advance
     
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    knbg Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Preethi blueleaf 110v from any good store in India. Had no issues for 6 years...
    It also comes with a tool kit and demo cd that guides to fix minor problems.
    Good luck...
     
  8. Nonya

    Nonya Platinum IL'ite

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    Your children can get Indian Citizenship as well as Indian Passport. Contact the India Consulate that covers your location. You have register the birth of your child at the Indian Consulate and they will let you apply for the passport, as well as expedite that process in case she needs to travel soon.

    At the hospital get a dozen original birth certificates. Everybody and his uncle would want one from you in India, for school admissions, for this and that.

    Indian Citizenship For US Born Child <== check this forum.

    Sometimes Indian parents hate the indian passport application process, give up, and get a US passport for their child, with a OCI visa on it.
     
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    Indian American girl racially abused in New York train
    अमेरिका में ट्रेन के अंदर भारतीय लड़की को दी गई गाली, देश छोड़ने को कहा

    Watch Actual Footage here
     
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    Hi,
    I strongly suggest to avoid getting Indian citizenship. Because if your kid ever comes back to US, he/she cannot apply for a US visa. Since the child is born in US, no visa will be issued, you have to apply for US passport only. If you are coming even after a short visit you will never get visa for your child. All children born in US are US citizens only. they dont give visas to citizens, even if you apply it will be rejected. US allows dual citizenship. But India does not. If you have no intentions to return back, then its fine .So think ahead and plan accordingly.
     

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