December Visa Bulletin Now Available: Modest Advancement for Vietnam Born Applicants

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, December 2020 Visa Bulletin (View PDF) is now available. The bulletin highlights a modest advancement on the EB-5 final action date for Vietnam born applicants while no change for Mainland-China born applicants due to the continued closure of the consulate office in Guangzhou. 


The December Visa Bulletin revealed the following final action dates for EB-5 visa applicants:

  • Mainland-China: August 15, 2015 (Unchanged from the November Visa Bulletin);
  • Vietnam: September 1, 2017 (2.5 weeks advancement from the November Visa Bulletin); and
  • All Other Countries: Remain Current;
(Chart A, Employment-based Visas, December 2020 Visa Bulletin)


The dates for filing of the EB-5 visa category on the December Visa Bulletin remain unchanged from the November Bulletin. USCIS continues to allow employment-based green card applicants (including EB-5) to use dates for filing from the Chart B on the December Visa Bulletin to apply for adjustment of status.

(Chart B, Employment-based Visas, December 2020 Visa Bulletin)

Video Recording of Charlie Oppenheim’s Presentation during IIUSAs EB-5 Industry Forum

During IIUSA’s Virtual EB-5 Industry Forum last week, Mr. Charlie Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division at the U.S. Department of State, presented the latest statistics on EB-5 visa usage in FY2020 and answered questions from attendees about the current EB-5 visa backlogs and visa processing under the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Watch video recording of Mr. Oppenheim’s presentation on EB-5 visa updates here*;
  • Download Mr. Oppenheim’s presentation slides here;

*Did you attend the Forum? Your access to the panel recordings is complementary. Please email to secure your access code.


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