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3 Best ways to send Money to India from USA

Hi Readers,

3 Best ways to send/transfer money to India.

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Before start sending to India what are the things we need to looks at?

  1. Good exchange rate.
  2. No transaction 
  3. Speed delivery
  4. Reliable.

As per my knowledge best ways to transfer money in order

1)  Ria Money Transfer is the one of best service in terms of exchange rate without transaction fee.

Register Ria Money Transfer here

Pros:
  1. Very Good exchange rate.
  2. No transaction fee if you use your bank account,they say it will take 3 days to reach to destination account but for me it never took more than one day after verifying your bank account.
  3. They also has premium services and it will take only minutes to get money in India account.
  4. You can even send 10 dollars for free.
  5. Reliable.
Cons:
  1. No mobile application.
  2. Free transfer will take one day.
2) Xoom transfer is one fastest way to send money to India.

Register Xoom here

Pros:
  1. Very fast in terms delivery.
  2. Very Good mobile application.
  3. Competitive exchange rate.
  4. Reliable.
Cons:
  1. Exchange rate is low compared to Ria and Transwise.
  2. Any transfer less than 1000 dollars transaction fee is applicable.
3) Transferwise also one of fastest way to send massive transfers.

Register Transferwise here

Pros:
  1. Best exchange rate even better than Ria.
  2. Very good mobile application.
  3. Very good for bigger transaction.
  4. Reliable.
Cons:
  1. Transactions fee and on any transfer(no free service).
  2. Slow in terms of delivery.
 
 

Things to do after landing in U.S.A first time

These are  things you needed to after landing in U.S.A

1)Buy prepaid sim so that you can make phones call,to get prepaid sim you really don’t need any thing like id proof or any thing like in India.

check out this carrier http://www.lycamobile.us/en/29-international-cellphone-plan

2)Install Google Maps for navigation, set the address and go.
Here no one helps in navigation because this country so big to remember any thing.

3)Install Uber application in mobile to book cab,if you lost just book cab from mobile using Uber app.I personally felt very comfortable with Uber app.

4)Figure out public transport in the place you are going to live just google it.Cabs are expensive public transport is cheap but you should know the routes.

5)Apply for SSN this is the fist thing to do if you are here on H1B/L1 Visa.

documents needed to apply SSN https://www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber/ss5doc.htm

6)Apply for driving license,you can drive here with India license for couple months but better to apply Learners permit as soon you landed here so that slowly you can get valid driving license.

7)Find nearest Indian grocery store just google it.

8)More importantly Google it for anything before you start doing.

finally Grab beer:)

What are things need to carry to USA fist time check below post:

http://www.myjavarecipes.com/things-to-carry-for-first-time-u-s-a/

Things must carry for first time to U.S.A

Hi Reader,

when we travel first time to U.S.A,we like to know what are the best things to carry

First of all i feel you really don’t need to carry any thing specially since you can buy it here cheaply after you get used to places here.Any how you need some of the things needed initially.

1) 2 Good big Travel suitcases that i can fit 23 kg’s each so that you can pack check-in luggage.

2) 1 small suit case which you can carry along with you in flight to keep all your important things like laptop,documents,jewels,clothes.

3)1 Bag pack with lap tap rack,this bag going to be useful when you go office or college to carry books/Laptop.

3) Get some 5 pairs formal clothes,two pair of formal shoes(black/brown),1 Leather Belt and one blazer so that you can wear for any interview otherwise really not needed.Same way carry 2 or 3 pair of casual wear,2 pair of sleep wear and one pair of casual shoes(do not carry many shoes,shoes are really cheap).

4) For winter get one pair of thermal wear and one jacket not more than that because you will get it here cheaper than India with better quality.

5) Coming to inner wear get 7 pair inner wear(why seven pairs because we don’t to need wash every day,we can do washing in washer and dryer only once in week).
6) Don’t get many casual wear,T-Shirts,socks because those are really cheap here.

7)Get spices so that you can start cooking initially.

8)Get some snacks,pickles home made as much as you can,it will be handy.

9)Get some bowls like 1 for rice,1 for curry,1 for tea and tea filter.1 pressure cooker for dal,1 plate,2 small bowls,2 glasses,2 spoons,2 forks,rest you can buy in Indian store.

10)One power Adapter(India to USA) so that you can use charge any Indian gadgets.

11)2 combs,1 soap,1 small shampoo,1 small winter cream,1 Gillette with blades if you really shaves otherwise don’t you can buy good trimmer for 20 dollars,seriously you don’t need to bring all these because you will get all cheaply in wall mart store but just to start day.

12)Get some medicines for cold,fever,body pains and motion control tablets.

13)Bring some shirt buttons,jeans button,threads and stitching pin so that you can stitch if you lost any clothes buttons.Here you hardly find tailors.

14)Bring Smart phone because you can buy prepaid SIM card and start using it.

15)Bring your Indian driving license so that you can rent car drive initially.

That is it.Rest you can buy here very easily.

Thing you must do after landing in USA check out below post:
http://www.myjavarecipes.com/things-to-do-after-landing-in-u-s-a-first-time/

How to get H1B visa

  1. Find employer who can apply for H1B Visa for every march.
  2. Employer will have attorney  to prepare H1B visa petitions for their employees.
  3. Attorney file visa petition at USCIS in every march month.
  4. USCIS will perform computerized lottery in April to select limited cap visa.
  5. If your petition selected in lottery then USCIS will do verification on your via petitions.
  6. If your petition got approved then your employer will receive H1B approval letter.
  7. Your employer share all necessary documents with H1B approval letter.
  8. Attend Visa interview at nearest USA embassy.
  9. If everything goes well visa officer will keep your passport to stamp it.
  10. You will receive your passport with Visa in 5 working days.

Watch this video for better understanding https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkYmWFD3gd0