If you have IDP(International Driving Permit) along with Indian National licence, U might get the US licence with out road test in NJ.
In NJ, Most of the cases you will get the US Driving Licence upon just passing the written test with out going to RoadTest. But make sure to show IDP with national licence at the counter b4 going to knowledge test. It doesn't mean everybody will get it, But most of the cases in NJ possibly get it.
Most of the states you are allowed to take rental cars on your IDP(when u don't have US licence). But, you must check whether the state you drive is allowed with IDP or not on their state's DMV(Dept of Motor Vehicle) web site.
In general, To take the rental car most of the cases you are supposed to pay with any major credit card only along with your IDP (Intn'l Drivers Permit)
When walking on city street you should stop every 10 to 15 steps and look around. Be careful. Some people very bad and whant to run behind you and bang you on head to take money. They sometime have panty over head to hid them from your face.
In India if you go to eat in a restaurant with somebody, most of the time he/she wants to pay for the accompied persons also. Its supposed to be courteous to pay for friend, or another accompanying couple. But in USA both the people/couples can pay for their separate bills. Its not considered rude or cheap unlike in India.
A new person to America can be easily overwhelmed by the extent of consumerism found here....
This often manifests as 'too good to be true' deals offered by various company's whos reps will call you at home and offer you such a good deal that you are afraid you'll be stupid if you said no...
My advise to all newly arrived people is not to fall for any such gimmicks...your agreement to receive something for free or dirt cheap will be twisted around to make you liable for something more expensive...
Specifically, phone companies offering very cheap calling cards, magazines/newspapers offering free subscriptions for a while, credit card company's pushing free cards, etc...
Do not agree to anything only over the phone (unless of course you have initiated the call).
Be firm in refusing telemarketing reps; this will save you the trouble of having to deal with unexpected bills and the rather threatening and unsavory way the company's here have of trying to collect their 'payments' from you.
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