Announcements

30 06, 2017

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Issues FAQ on Travel Ban Implementation

June 30th, 2017|

On June 29, 2017 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted Frequently Asked Questions to clarify implementation of Executive Order 13780 following the Supreme Court’s decision to allow conditional implementation of the Travel Ban effective June 29, 2017.

30 06, 2017

Unites States Department of State (DOS) Cable regarding Visa adjudication

June 30th, 2017|

The United States Department of State issued a cable to visa adjudicating posts with instructions for handling visa applications for individuals from the six countries named in Executive Order 13780 (EO) following the Supreme Court ruling allowing conditional implementation of the EO. This cable provides guidance on visa issuance for individuals from the six countries […]

27 06, 2017

Supreme Court Allows Limited Version of Travel Ban and Agrees to Hear Case in October

June 27th, 2017|

On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed to hear the government’s appeal of two lower court decisions blocking Executive Orders to impose a travel ban signed by President Trump.  The court will hear the case in October. The Supreme Court’s order is located here.

The Supreme Court order keeps in […]

23 06, 2017

Presidential Executive Order: Amending Executive Order 13597

June 23rd, 2017|

President Trump signed Executive Order 13597 to roll back President Obama’s Executive Order for processing temporary visas within three weeks. This Executive Order is seen as  a step toward “Extreme vetting” of visa applications. There could be visa delays as a result of this order so please try to schedule appointments as early as […]

10 05, 2017

Change in walk-in hours

May 10th, 2017|

We are changing our walk-in schedule due to a high volume of processing during this time of the year. We will have walk-in hours Monday and Friday, from 2pm-4pm and Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm. Wednesday will be for appointments only.

For more information see our contact page.

We hope everyone has a great […]

28 03, 2017

Tax filing deadline is April 18th, 2017

March 28th, 2017|

Reminder: U.S. and North Carolina Income Tax filing deadline is April 18, 2017 for the calendar year 2016.

NOTE: Individuals with foreign bank accounts may also need to file a Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) form see: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/report-of-foreign-bank-and-financial-accounts-fbar . The FBAR filing deadline has been moved to April 15. Please consult with your personal tax […]

21 03, 2017

Restrictions on flying to the U.S. with Electronic Devices

March 21st, 2017|

The Department of Homeland Security has announced enhanced security procedures for passengers at certain last point of departure airports to the U.S.

Please see their fact sheet for additional information: https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/03/21/fact-sheet-aviation-security-enhancements-select-last-point-departure-airports. 

 

16 03, 2017

Tips on Avoiding Scams

March 16th, 2017|

There are many scams going around that are targeting non-immigrants in the U.S.  Don’t become a victim of an immigration scam. Scammers may call or email you, pretending to be a government official. They will say that there is a problem with an application or additional information is required to continue the immigration process. […]

8 03, 2017

USCIS to Suspend H-1B Premium Processing Starting April 3

March 8th, 2017|

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions on April 3. This will apply to all H-1B petitions filed on or after April 3. See USCIS for more information https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-will-temporarily-suspend-premium-processing-all-h-1b-petitions .

6 03, 2017

New Presidential Executive Order signed March 6, 2017

March 6th, 2017|

President Trump signed a new Executive Order, “Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States” today. The link to the text of the order is located on the White House website: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/03/06/executive-order-protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states.

ISSS will provide additional updates on isss.unc.edu/executiveorders. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact […]