Hello all, I am requesting help from fellow forum'ers and also provide a thread with 'collective' thread with all necessary information to move back to India. When others provide information, if possible, I shall edit my first thread and keep it 'together' and provide information. Hoping.... In another 7 months I will be moving back to Chennai. Steps that I started taking are: 1. Visit to India. Atleast make 2 visits to India before deciding. Take family along. See if you fit. 2. Decision. First you got to decide. Why? Mainly, there are many avenues to earn money in India. Since my income in US is limited to what I do. Chennai has tremendously developed. Malls are more like US. Family/relatives were necessary. Instilling culture to my kid played a minor role. Somehow I always felt that I was leading a 'false' life in US (after living for more than 15 yrs). THis is subjective. 3. Source of income. Find a stable source of income to settle down. 4. Savings. Take all the dollars you can from US. Transfer money whenever there is good currency exchange rate. Always there is fee associated with transfer. But I found a way to avoid it and is easy. Deposit the money in FD and you will get around 8-9%. Say you take 50 lakhs, it will fetch around 45,000 Rs /month. A good solid money. 5. Household items. Shipping costs around 4000$. I am working on this. Currently considering following companies. I need help in this. :bonk <cite>www.[B]shipping[/B]-worldwide.com/</cite> Worldwide Shipping Company - Find International Shipping Company with Free Low Cost Shipping Quote Cargo Shipping to/from India Unless it is valuable, better to ship only necessary items. All my furniture are first hand, I will loose money if I sell, hence taking them along probably in a 20 or 40 ft container. Remember, quality furniture including TV etc are comparable prices in India. So one shouldn't think it is always cheap in India. 6. Special gadgets: Because we have to convert PAL to NTSC. I am wondering what sort of converter that I need to buy. ANy suggestions?:bonk Secondly, for power supply conversion 240V to 110 v for your electronics - generally the converters are around 100- 200 Rs in India. Easy to get in most electronics shops in India. 7. Winding up in US. First checked all my contractual agreements like Directtv, cell phone etc. Made sure I can solve it. Loans - especially car loan. I am trying to sell my car here. Any suggestions?:bonk Taking car is subjected to customs duty, unless it is worth. Not recommended shipping. More.....?