R2I is not easy if you don't plan properly. Those who think it is easy and not plan, are planning to fail. If you think no plan is required, you don't understand how difficult it is. There are various issues like finance and investments, job search, finding a good school for kids, find a good house or apartment to settle down.
Few plan to return to the same city where they were born and have relatives and friends; some return to another city where the job opportunities are plenty. Some return for reasons of past and some for the reasons of future ! Building social network in this new city is a key for the second group of people.
There are several things we need to unlearn and learn again to go back and live in our home country. This may seem strange but there is no escape. We should get ready for reverse culture shock. Unlearning few things will go long way in making the transition smoother.
All is not easy or done after return. We might have left behind our retirement plan funds, taxable mutual funds, bank accounts. Some of us have to file taxes in more than one countries, manage accounts abroad.
How much is required ? How to file taxes after return ? How do we manage the money ? How do we ship goods ? What container ? What to carry back with us ? Don't worry we have answers for all these questions. Not one answer, but plenty of answers, yes, all from those who has done it in real life.
Read all of them, learn from their experiences and plan your return carefully. It can't be much easier.
Are you worried how to develop a network in a new city in India ? Just check our R2Ier list for your year of return and find some one from your area who can be your buddy from today. It makes easier on your spouse and your kid.
Looking to buy an apartment. Check out what others are talking about builder and its amenities. Want to know about the best school nearby for your kid ? How about finding another r2i member in the same apartment you live ?
We have message boards to discuss all these subjects and plan carefully and learn from those who already returned.