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Why is an affidavit needed? How to get an affidavit in India

The word "affidavit" comes from a Latin word. Its literal meaning is "pledging one's trust." The difference between an affidavit and a deposition is that the affidavit is voluntary. Deposition, on the other hand, is not. The consensus is that affidavits are filed with supporting statements attached to the affidavit. Affidavits are often used and serve a variety of functions. However, it is not the same as a contract or an agreement. So what exactly is an affidavit?

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What is a NORI certificate? Why is it needed?

US immigration standards compel all J-1 visa holders to spend two years in their native country (India). When seeking for an H1B visa, which waives a two-year stay in India, J-1 visa holders must provide a NORI Certificate to US officials. A NORI certificate from an Indian Mission or Post in the United States is required for applicants seeking a J1 waiver. Those returning to India should apply for this certificate at the CPV Division of the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi. Applicants who live in a third country must apply through their native country's Indian Mission or Post.

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