Relocating to India

Apple MbsC35
Jul 11 19 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 19 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 3
    • 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
    • Apple MbsC35
      OP
      Comfortably?

      Are they able to change jobs at free will? How easy is it for them to change their jobs? Are they able to take sabbaticals? Are they able to take a break from work to productive their own ideas?

      Who are these “they” that you’re referring to that live comfortably for 10-15 years in uncertainty? And all that for what?
      Aug 6
  • 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
  • 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 2
    • EPAM Systems ExplodingBanana
      Trump will do a second term and the crackdown on Indian body shops will continue
      Aug 1
    • Apple MbsC35
      OP
      I’m all for it. I wish they make the immigration system more merit based. But that’ll take a long time to implement
      Aug 6
  • Microsoft / Eng peasanton
    Wait to see if the current green card bill gets passed? That could solve your visa issues..
    Jul 11 2
    • 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
    • EPAM Systems ExplodingBanana
      Haha even with the bill (which failed btw), a PD of 2014 will become current exactly... Never
      Aug 1
  • 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 1
    • Apple MbsC35
      OP
      Yes I see that the start up ecosystem in India has been doing well over the last few years. Promising!
      Aug 6
  • Intel zd34sfg
    Here we go again
    Jul 11 0
  • Microsoft poquitos
    Have you considered Canada? Dont make as much but you get your PR way sooner.. Also.. If you spent a couple of years as a manager anywhere outside the US.. And then came here on L1A you do get your green card much sooner.. I'm considering relocating to Europe for a few years that way.. Travel around.. And come back when the time is right..
    Aug 6 1
    • Apple MbsC35
      OP
      If I may ask, why are you so keen on getting a green card and staying in the United States. Why are you willing to move to Europe just to be able to come back as a manager and get a green card more easily?

      What does the US have to offer that you’re so keen on?

      I’m just trying to get different perspectives and evaluate the pros and cons

      I see the current US immigration system as a big obstacle in my career and I don’t think going through so much trouble for permanent residency is worth it. But I’d love to hear your views
      Aug 6
  • Google / Eng
    Shaktiman’

    Google Eng

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    Jul 11 1
  • Citrix Systems / Eng VqRY60
    If this thread is still active may i ask how is the interview process looks like
    Sep 22 0

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