August 2020 Visa Bulletin Now Available: Moderate Movement for Vietnam and China

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, August 2020 Visa Bulletin (View PDF) is now available.

FINAL ACTION DATES (CHART A)

The Visa Bulletin revealed the following final action dates for EB-5 visa applicants from the countries that are experiencing a visa backlog:

  • China: August 08, 2015 (advanced 17 days from the July Bulletin);
  • Vietnam: July 22, 2017 (advanced 68 days from the July Bulletin)

While U.S. Embassies and Consulate Offices around the world has begun a phased resumption of routine visa services, the EB-5 cut-off dates for applicants from mainland China and Vietnam continue to move forward in a moderate pace.

The final action date for Indian EB-5 visa applicants will remain “current” in August, as predicted by Mr. Oppenheim during his presentation at an IIUSA webinar in June 2020 (view summary here).

Final Action Dates on the August 2020 Visa Bulletin

Visa Bulletin

DATES FOR FILING (CHART B)

The dates for filing of the EB-5 visa category on the August Visa Bulletin remain unchanged from the July Visa Bulletin.

However, USCIS continue to require all adjustment of status applicants to use the final action dates (Chart A) in the August Visa Bulletin for employment-based preference filings. See below for the statement from USCIS website:

For Employment-Based Preference Filings:
For all employment-based preference categories, you must use the Final Action Dates chart in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for August 2020.