The accent gives it away. Come back.
India needs you.
Here’s your DIY guide.
Get your Aadhaar on!
Aadhaar card is your new SSN. Make sure you get one when you land. You’ll need it for everything. Telephone connection, gas, electricity..
Change your address
Let them know you’re moving. Redirect your old address to new. Cut all the ties. Let the old fade out…
Get your PAN card bruh!
You’ll need a PAN card for everything in India. Banks, Mobile wallets.. everything. Apply online now!
Find a job when you can
Indian economy is booming. Startups are plenty. Talent is much in demand. Start seeking.
Thinking of building the next Flipkart?
Startups are hot in India. But getting started isn’t easy. Don’t go expecting a silly-valley. There are hurdles you should know.
Get rid of your stuff
Got a house? Sell it. Got a car? Sell it. Sell everything you’ve collected over the years. Books? Donate them.
Close your credit cards!
Say good bye to bad debt. Say hello to e-wallets and cash. Consolidate your credit cards and pay off whatever you owe. Start clean.
Keep your number
Don’t lose your US number. If you have a VOIP phone, retain it. If not, get one. You can use it in India over WiFi.
Get OCI cards for your kids!
Were your kids born in the US? Get them a OCI card from the Indian embassy so that they can enter India legally. It is a long process, so act fast & early!
Go see places!
Don’t panic. There are many places in the US that you should see before leaving. Use the opportunity to travel and enjoy yourself!
Ship your stuff!
Pack your stuff, put them into boxes and find a cheap shipping company. Ship it!
Send your money to India
You’ll love how USD converts to INR. But make sure you save enough and send it over to your Indian bank account before the move.
Be clean with Taxes
The IRS won’t forget you that soon. So, don’t leave any “unfinished business” behind. They let you finish up things, even when in India.
Get a fast Internet connection
You are going to miss your high speed internet. But hey, India is fast catching up. Do your research before picking up the best internet in India.
Prepare for the hustle & bustle
India is growing fast. She doesn’t look anything like how she was 5 years back. But in her chaos emerge beautiful patterns. Buckle up rodeo!
Prepare for a new life!
Living is India might be crazy. You’ll have to put up with lot of struggles. Traffic, pollution..But hey, it’s the 2nd cheapest country to live in the world and the most promising. Think!
Get ready to celebrate!
India is the land of celebrations. Diwali, Holi, Bihu, Vaisakhi, Pongal, Onam…. whatever your thing is. Get ready to celebrate like mad! And comes with it, lots of holidays! Now, that’s a good thing. No?
What are you waiting for?
Enjoy your move! Wish you all the best.
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