Last week, U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs released the Visa Bulletin for the month of August 2018 (View PDF). The bulletin revealed a cutoff date of August 1, 2014 for Mainland-China and Vietnam born visa applicants which remained unchanged from the July bulletin.
Mainland Chinese and Vietnamese investors who filed their I-526 petitions before August 1, 2014 will be eligible to schedule interviews with Department of State Consular offices and be issued conditional immigration visas to enter the U.S. or apply for adjustment of status if they are already in the U.S. Final action dates for other countries remain current, allowing qualified applicants from other parts of the world to move forward with obtaining their EB-5 visa.
Special Insights from the Department of State
IIUSA was honored to have Charlie Oppenheim, Chief, Immigrant Visa Control & Reporting Division, U.S. Department of State participate as a keynote speaker at our 13th Annual Membership Meeting earlier this week in Washington, DC.
Mr. Oppenheim provided exclusive insights on the EB-5 visa capacity issue, discussing the latest EB-5 visa statistics for the first half year of fiscal year (FY) 2018, while also sharing his estimates on the future movements of the EB-5 Final Action dates for China, Vietnam, and more countries of interest…Read More