After last year's debacle, I thought a few people would be interested to know what is going on this time around.... We applied for 9 total visas this year (with the remaining ones taken care of by the bands themselves). All 9 visa applications have been approved by the UCIS. That is the MAJOR piece of the application process (and where we got screwed last year). The rest of the process is now in the hands of the bands themselves as they obtain the actual visa stamps upon completion of their interviews at their respective consuls. I expect absolutely no problems with that. I want to take this moment to recognize Marc "The Visa Guy" Gessford for his outstanding and dedicated work this year. Take a bow, Marc. You deserve it.