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Us Citizenship

Discussion in 'Return to India' started by EagerForInfo, Feb 12, 2021.

  1. shravs3

    shravs3 IL Hall of Fame

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    This is so true.
    Yes I think the main reason is due to the lack of support during old age and also high medical expenses.

    I have seen a retired US citizen couple moved back to India few years ago due to the similar reason.
     
  2. Thyagarajan

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    :hello:
    Rof
     
  3. Hopikrishnan

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    You talk to old people, they can go on and on...
    • It is boring
    • I have to depend on ____ to drive me
    • I hate my grandchildren; I want to give him/her/them a stinging slap now and then. But NO... can't do that.
    • Toilet is too small, too big, too thin-walled. Hot water takes for ever to get to the tap.
    • Can't understand what they say on the phone. Why do they keep calling so much?
    • S/He says... don't go out without telling us, don't loiter in the same spot, don't look into anybody's yard or window, don't shake walking stick at dogs. Horrible country.
    • No taste in these vegetables. No variety in these vegetables.
    • Why cant they have a maid to do the cleaning, washing and laundry?
    • Sunday newspaper has a lot of pages, but nothing interesting to read.
    • Their TV is good; but difficult to know why they are laughing.
    • They have Zee, Vijay, Jaya, Sony everything. Children are always in front of it.
    • Curry leaves .... we have a ration!! Who puts 2 curry leaves per liter of sambahr?
     
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  4. Anusha2917

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    :hello: Thyagu sir, what are you doing rolling on the floor?
     
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  5. Thyagarajan

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    It is that DIL mil fil in flight to Arab country and the wash by @Hopikrishnan .had good laugh. Btw did you finish and return from baby walk
     
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    @Rihana - For Doctor’s visit, we pay the same fee. No NRI/ US citizen fee.

    For hospital/ tests etc. Aadhar card is required for the citizens. But I think that’s more of an identification. I had a few tests done in India a few years back (biopsy for a cancer scare and additional tests), I was charged the same fee as an Indian citizen. I was asked for citizenship because my reports were from the USA but it didn’t seem to affect the bill.
    That’s my experience. I am not aware of higher fee for non- citizens.
     
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  7. Thyagarajan

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    :hello: the first question the man behind the counter at reception is "do you have valid med insurance" this probably decides quality of med attention. If once they know the patient is affluent one category of billing decided. There are big hospitals charging exorbitant from covid patients recently in metros billed ranging from few laks to 12 to 15 lacks. This includes big popular Chennai hospitals too.
    GOD - Protect our family members after I return turned bankrupt .
     
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  8. Hopikrishnan

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    Somehow this makes sense. You may remember that the whole Bachchan family got the infection, and they got the cadillac treatment. Very likely paid a lot.
    For wealthy people, not haggling in a hospital would be similar to a wealthy person not haggling with a sidewalk vendor the price of a bundle of spinach or some such thing.
     
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    Has any of them faced any issues in getting a green card for their dads at this late age? Im in a similar situation. Also, when they are waiting for Green Card, how do they manage medical?
     
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    From what the friends told me, there were no issues other than the hassle of medical tests, finding some paperwork like for name mismatch, and travel to a bigger city for tests if living in a smaller town.

    Medical while waiting for GC - if they are in India, they continue with whatever they were doing so far. If in the U.S., they have visitor's insurance I guess.

    In their cases, the parents postponed the move to the U.S. as long as possible, and after the GC also, they spend only the required days in the U.S.

    An 85+ year old traveling twice a year US<--->India is another long story. They need company both ways. Their India stay is months long so the same person cannot take them to India and get them back too. They don't get that the son/daughter or child-in-law is also getting older and 18 hours in economy twice within one week just to drop them off is not easy. They further don't get that it is difficult to help an opposite gender oldie in the airport and airplane restrooms. They also don't understand why the child or child-in-law might be wanting to make just one darned trip to India free of a colicky baby, whiny toddler, moody teenager or an oldie who can't sprint from terminal to terminal agilely so there has to be sufficient gap between flights.

    I digressed. Not sorry.
     
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