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How to learn and adjust to Indian English, as someone who's used to British English?

Wouldn't it be great if airlines gave you a cheat sheet full of translations to current colloquialisms along with your immigration and customs declaration forms when you were about to land? You'll be ...
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How to learn and adjust to Indian English, as someone who's used to British English?

Just because of the sheer diversity in India I am told that people within India do not really understand each other's English either. A lot of people will pronounce sh as suh (nation vs nasun) and you ...
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How to learn and adjust to Indian English, as someone who's used to British English?

So I'm a person of Indian origin who has spent half his life in Massachusetts, and a couple of years ago moved to Mumbai. I personally was always able to switch between accents, but in the past I ...
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How to prove I am out of the country - Ministry of External affairs, India and Government of France

I don't see any issue with using an online system to send the fax. You are in the US so you are not breaking any rules. That said, you may not want to give a random internet company an electronic copy ...
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As an OCI card holder, do I count as an "Indian Citizen"?

Your definition of OCI is correct. In practice, OCI is more of a liability than a help. It does not help you with most officialdom, because you deal with low- to mid-level people who have no clue ...
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Does OCI require pledging loyalty to the Indian Government?

No. There are no oaths required of any kind. You just have to qualify for the status and be patient with Indian bureaucracy. It can take a while. On a side note: Make sure you get all of your details ...
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Re-entering India repeatedly on a multi-entry business visa

Re-entering is fine, and quite common. Previously, Indian tourist visas for all nationals briefly prevented re-entry within two months; however, this has now been repealed for all except a few ...
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How to learn and adjust to Indian English, as someone who's used to British English?

Try not to use any slang. E.g, instead of saying 'Do you want to have a go', say 'Do you want to try'. Your accent is just as hard for them to understand as their accent is for you. So, try to speak ...
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How to prove I am out of the country - Ministry of External affairs, India and Government of France

This is what consulates are for. You should contact the Indian consulate for the area in which you reside, and ask them what is required from you for them to provide the certification their bosses at ...
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H4 visa interview India: new I 797 but old stamp on passport

No, he does not need a new visa. A US visa is only for entry, and if he doesn't need to enter, he doesn't need a visa. Your eligibility for H4 status and visa is based on his H1b status, not his visa.
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Overstay in India with US passport

India does not allow dual citizenship hence the requirement of the PIO card you mentioned. But please note that the PIO card is being replaced by the OCI card; and, by October 2018 you will not be ...
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Importing used car form India to Australia

Sorry: since you've owned your car for less than year, it cannot be imported to Australia. Even if the car was more than a year old, while importing might be possible in theory, it is highly unlikely ...
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Ambiguous question in visa application: Have you lived for at least two years in the country where you are applying visa?

From the context I believe they are talking about the country from which you are making the application. My assumption is that if you were, say, a Columbian citizen who has been living in France for ...
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Do I sacrifice benefits if leave the country when on maternity/paternity leave?

In Germany your wife will receive maternity benefit (Mutterschaftsgeld) for only 14 weeks - 6 weeks before the birth and 8 weeks after the birth. After that you can receive parents money (...
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How to prove I am out of the country - Ministry of External affairs, India and Government of France

Take a picture of you holding the local newspaper (date, and place), your passport and/or the e-mail they sent to you asking for proving your are out of India. Send it to your parents, and bring it to ...
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What options exist if H1B expires before obtaining OCI for US born child?

One option you can pursue is to change your nonimmigrant status to that of a B-2 visitor so you can stay in the US to await the child's OCI document.
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My maternal grandfather was from India, my mother was born in India. Can I be an Indian citizen?

After reading this : http://indiancitizenshiponline.nic.in/citizenshipact1.htm It looks like if you were born outside of India, then you pretty much only qualify as a "citizen by descent" if your ...
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Re-entering India repeatedly on a multi-entry business visa

A visa is permission to enter a country, nothing more. Each time you enter you will be given a stamp that tells you the date when you must leave. You can leave any time before or on that date. In ...
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J1 visa - Confusion in how to apply

As we discussed in chat, you are a university student who does part time work for a US employer. Should that employer wish to bring you to the US to work for it for a short period, paid or unpaid, you ...
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German visa and Blue Card

Getting a visa to enter the country and then applying for the actual residence permit is the regular procedure for (prospective) EU Blue card holders in Germany (and in many other EU countries). From ...
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Getting married while on H1B Visa

There is no law restricting you to get married while on a H1b visa (As far as I know) Apply for Passport : Can she do this before getting married? Generally wife needs to change her last name after ...
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Process to sponsor child - Canada

Canada has an extensive guide explaining the process, along with an even more detailed guide. Do I need to sponsor new baby for moving baby to Canada? Yes, it appears that you do. What is the ...
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Extension of duration of @90days tourist visa (multiple entry-1yr)

You have a tourist visa, the standard 180-day visa with multiple entry, and participating in a training program is not allowed on that visa. That would require issuance of a new visa, for which you ...
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What options exist if H1B expires before obtaining OCI for US born child?

You are right. Getting the OCI can take time and it can be rejected for mistakes in documentations. There are two ways to go here. Change your non-immigrant status to B-2 or any other visa so that ...
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UK Driver's license, in India

The UK government (FCO) site has some information here, although it's not much. Also this site here seems much more helpful, even though it seems to answer your question in the negative. It looks ...
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What happens if OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India) is not renewed?

Just wanted to add that if you were already 50 yrs age or older when you got your first OCI, then you dont need to renew.
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What happens if OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India) is not renewed?

As with passports, most nations prefer to have a picture associated with alternate travel documents that reasonably resembles the person using it to travel into the country. This is why there are ...
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Is the PAN number on a Permanent Account Number card a sensitive piece of information?

YES A PAN number is a sensitive piece of information. It is very much like a SSN given in the USA or SIN given in Canada. All your income is tied to your PAN number. The PAN card can be used as an ...
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Teaching in India

In India there are both government and private colleges. While recruitment to private colleges take place as per their needs, govt college recruitments take place through a national level examination ...
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How can an American citizen working in India easily and cheaply send money to a bank account in the USA?

I do notice you are asking for people's personal experience sending from India. I cannot claim personal experience but I think there is a good chance this will work, having done this successfully from ...
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