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Hi I am an indian currently living united states i am working here and my parents are still in india i am planning a visit to india

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you filed any paperwork with the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) yet?

Yes i am on h1 visa my question is not visa related

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Talkled to a lawyer for what

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Yes my question is about my personal safety when i come to india i have a reason to believe that there are people in my house who might try to harm me physically i want to know what i can do before my visit and during my visit legally to make sure i protect myself

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Immigration Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
 replied 7 months ago

I'm sorry to hear about this.

This is a situation that would be governed by Indian law, since the threat is at home in India.

Even though you hold a valid US visa, there is not anything that US law can do to help or protect you in the situation overseas.

In the US, you are alllowed to defend yourself with as much force as is necessary in relation to the force exerted by an attacker. That means that if someone attacks you with deadly force for example, you can defend yourself using deadly force. I'm not sure if the same is true for Indian law.

The best advice would be to avoid any foreseeable trouble. If there is a dangerous situtation then perhaps there are measures you can take to avoid that situtation or person, or to perhaps even delay your trip if possible.

I hope that helps!

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 replied 7 months ago

Hi! Just checking in to see if you have any more questions? I hope I was able to address all of your concerns. Please let me know, I'm here to help. Thanks!

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