Relocating to India

Apple MbsC35
Jul 11 12 Comments

I have been here in the US for 5 years now. I graduated from one of the top 10 schools here. I enjoy working here (SWE) and I get to work on really good stuff. However I’m frustrated with my visa situation. I’m from India and on an H1B and it would take me ages to get a green card. I hate this uncertainty and lack of flexibility. Even to change a job I have to go through a tedious process because of my legal status. And I’ve been wondering if it is really worth the trouble.
I’d like to hear from people who have relocated back to India on how your experience has been.
For me the most important things are -
Family and career

Trolls, please stay away.

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TOP 12 Comments
  • GE jjdndn
    If you can’t wait for a GC then you are unfit to work in India. There are bigger problems and 3rd world problems to deal with. You will regret if you move back to India
    Jul 11 2
    • Apple MbsC35
      OP
      “If you can’t wait for a GC then you’re unfit to work in India”
      I’m not entirely sure how the two things are even related ?!

      Also what problems are you referring to? Can you elaborate?
      Jul 11
    • GE jjdndn
      There are thousands living comfortably without GCs. Not sure why you are so frustrated. There are folks who are waiting in the line from past 10 to 15 years. If you are so impatient and frustrated then you will have hard time dealing with office politics, traffic, water problems, corruption, low income , junk work etc in India
      Jul 11
  • Microsoft / Eng peasanton
    Wait to see if the current green card bill gets passed? That could solve your visa issues..
    Jul 11 1
    • Microsoft vbhjejdn
      I suggest the same. Wait for the things are in push. After election things can happen either for good or as us usual
      Jul 11
  • Merrill Lynch srsfrvr
    Wait till 2020 presidential election & then ask the same question again. Everyone here will have more clarity by that (and same would the case for you).
    Jul 12 0
  • eBay / Eng yhhbbbb
    The startup scene in India is better than ever; especially after Flipkart's acquisition, the sentiment is really good. Career should not be a problem. Family is always better if you are in India. The major issue is infrastructure, particularly traffic. But there are mitigating factors. Almost all product companies have cab facilities and you won't have to drive to/from office at all.
    Jul 11 0
  • Apple / Eng Marijuana
    If family is important you should move back. Even if the per-country bill becomes law and you get your green card, you won't be able to bring your parents/siblings here anytime soon.
    Jul 11 0
  • Google / Eng
    Shaktiman’

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    Jul 11 2
    • Arista Networks jfkjfjci
      Your forum?
      Jul 11
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      Shaktiman’

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      Shaktiman’more
      Are you asking if this my forum? No. This is old but apparently less popular.
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  • Intel zd34sfg
    Here we go again
    Jul 11 0