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Summary. Iowa is home to many people who are originally from India. The following resources are for those interested in India and all things related to Indian culture in Eastern Iowa.

Cedar Rapids

  • Galaxy 16 Cinema. About once a month, Galaxy 16 Cinema in Cedar Rapids hosts a special Friends of India movie night.
  • Hindu Temple Association of Eastern Iowa. Address: 1700 Naoma Drive SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402. Phone: (319) 396-3196.
  • Zeeshans International Grocery. Address: 3200 16th Ave, SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. Phone: (319) 364-8915.

Des Moines

Iowa City

Other Resources

  • Immigration Lawyers in Iowa
  • Trueroots.us – “Trueroots International Calling Service from Tata Communications is a truly revolutionary service that provides an easy and secure way to stay close to your close ones. It is a combination of everything you need when making international calls – great rates, crystal-clear voice quality, easy connectivity, uninterrupted calling and value-added conveniences. As a global company, Tata Communications understands the need to stay true to our roots and keep in touch with the people in our lives that mean the most.”

Other Directories

  • IowaIndia.us – “Delaware, USA-based Rekha Inc. offers search engine and directory services focused on the Asian Indian community in USA, India and worldwide. In addition to its flagship site and the finest Indian search engine SearchIndia.com, Rekha Inc’s network of web sites also include search engines on Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and the Indian computer industry. To cater to the million-strong Indian community in USA, Rekha Inc has set up 40 web sites focused on different geographical regions such as Boston, Bay Area, New Jersey, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Florida, Houston, Austin, Maryland, Virginia, Michigan, Ohio, Delaware, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle and Tennessee.”
  • LocalFiles – India Page
  • The Kalath.com – listing of India Grocery Stores in Iowa

Travel Visa. Travel to India requires a valid U.S. Passport and a Visa. According to the Embassy of India in Washington, D.C., the processing of Visas has been outsourced to TravisaOutsourcing.com where the India page of their website has a link to the Visa Application page which has a link to an online form for applying in person. Requirements for applying in person are listed as well as an online India Visa Application showing everything needed to apply for a Visa. However, one of the quickest and easiest ways to get a visa is to use the India Visa application web page of A Briggs Passport and Visa Expediters.

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