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Guide for Pakistanis Living in USA:

People who get an opportunity to go to USA, UK or Canada from Pakistan, you, generally, call that their good luck has knocked at the door, but it is not as easy to settle there and be able to live a comfortable life as is considered. It is, no doubt, beneficial, but having some demerits as well, if you are not well-familiar with the rules and regulations of the USA. If you want to lighten the name of your country, always go through the right way for each and every step of your life over there.


The US Expat Guide:

When you reach there, you have to face so many challenges for the sake of proper adjustment. In this article, we will provide useful suggestions for those Pakistanis who are living in the USA, which issues they can have and how to resolve them. Besides, you can get the contact numbers and online support of Pakistanis already residing in the USA and further information by installing the US Expat Guide available on several websites or by joining different online forums.
Get Prior Information about USA:
You should have enough information about the USA, its capital, currency, language, climate, etc. in anticipation because many problems arise due to unawareness.
Accommodation:
First of all, you have to manage for the residence. Detroit is the city and Michigan is the state of America where you can buy a house at the most affordable rate, i.e. within $200. You can also get a home inspection and moving services at the lowest rates. If you are not in a position to purchase a house, room sharing or renting is equally beneficial. You can read ads of real estate agencies in newspapers.
Work Permit & VISA:
To follow rules in the USA is utmost important. Secondly, collect enough information what kind of work is there for you in USA. For this purpose, you can search over the internet. There are some work delegacies that accept online application. You can submit your resume. They will employ you for a short time. The labor work is also there for those having less education. Meanwhile, you can find a suitable work. Once you are done with it, apply for a work visa. If you are a graduate, H1B is a general visa with the duration of 3 years and regenerated after every 6 years.
Health Care:
For health and medical treatments, USA has devised 2 systems. Medicaid system is for poor people, kids and disabled patients. Federal Government has the responsibility to organize it. The second system is Medicare that is especially for old people whose age is above 65. It is managed by EHCM (European Health Care Model). The contact number in case of emergency is 911. You should also be fully aware of the injury claims.
Bank Account & SSN:
Open an account with Citibank or Bank of America. It is very useful and will take one hour with free savings. You should apply for Social Security Card and driving license as soon as possible. In many cases and to avail from the privileges, you will need the SSN (Social Security Number). When you get it, keep it confidential and do not tell anybody otherwise your credit history can be approached. For the procedure of the SSN, follow the link ssa.gov/ssnumber


Driving License:
For driving license, you have to go to the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) in the state you are living. You should have your Social Security Number, passport, visa, etc. with you. They will give you traffic book rules. Go through it and after getting complete familiarity about driving, take the test. The fee will be almost $20. Visit http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Foreign_Visitors_Driving.shtml for online help regarding driving license procedure.
Language Problem:
There are free ESL (English as a Secondary Language) programs by which you can interact with the students and educated people and learn a lot. These are run by the government and the whole content is provided free by the institutions. They are helpful and guide the newcomers.
Communication Problem:
Manage to get an internet connection. Skype is very useful software that is used for online communication. You can download it from www.skype.com. Make your Skype id and enjoy free video calls all over the world. In this way, you can be in touch with your near and dear ones living in Pakistan.

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