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New travel ban order blocked

The latest travel ban (which was a modified version of the first order) has been blocked. this time by a judge in Hawaii. I am LOVING this. I didn’t dare hope that the judges would take Trump on so squarely,… Continue Reading →

Tax reporting reminder to existing US Green Card holders

Just as a reminder to my readers that have already activated their LPR status. At this time of year you have a responsibility to file a tax report (tax return). This is due if you were an LPR for even… Continue Reading →

April 2017 Visa Bulletin released

  The “April” visa bulletin has been published. It concerns the case numbers eligible for May interviews. As you can see above all regions have gone current EXCEPT for the four countries identified (see below). It’s a big (and very… Continue Reading →

New Travel Ban signed

As widely predicted, Trump has now revoked the earlier travel ban and issued a new order. The new order is available to read here and has broadly similar impact to the first with some exceptions. Iraq is removed from the… Continue Reading →

2NLs for April 2017 interviews being sent

People have started receiving their 2NLs for April 2017  interviews.   It will take a few hours – and possibly even a couple of days before all have gone out. As we know, these 2NLs were significantly delayed this month, most likely due to… Continue Reading →

Where are the 2NLs for April

  OK – I have had many people asking why the 2NLs for April interviews have not yet gone out. Just to be clear, they aren’t actually LATE yet. The VB is typically published from the 8th the the 15th… Continue Reading →

Trump Executive order update

I thought I would update what we know about the recent travel ban and what is likely to happen next. The existing travel ban has been suspended due to court decisions in the State of Washington. This was a temporary… Continue Reading →

Travel ban appeal ruling issued

The 9th circuit of appeal UNANIMOUSLY judged that the block on the travel ban continue to be blocked. This re-affirms the order made by the Federal judge and means the travel ban remains lifted. The appeal was held by a… Continue Reading →

March 2017 Visa Bulletin Realeased

  The “March” visa bulletin has been published. It concerns the case numbers eligible for April interviews. For those that are current, and have forms processed early enough, they can expect their 2NL in about 1 to 2  weeks from… Continue Reading →

DHS confirms travel ban lifted visas reinstated

The Department of Homeland Security are complying with the order to suspend the travel ban. Things have returned to the position BEFORE Trump signed the Executive Order. Visas that were “provisionally revoked” are automatically reinstated UNLESS they have been physically… Continue Reading →

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