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.
FINAL ACTION DATES (CHART A)
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;
DATES FOR FILING (CHART B)
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.
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;
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