The U.S. Department of State has published the monthly Visa Bulletin for June 2021, unveiling the new EB-5 cut-off dates for visa applicants from backlogged countries for the upcoming month.
The EB-5 final action dates for Vietnamese applicants continues to advance another 2 months to April 15, 2015; while the cut-off dates for EB-5 applicants from mainland China advances for the first time in fiscal year (FY) 2021 to September 15, 2015, a one-month movement after the Consulate Office in Guangzhou resumed immigration visa processing in April.
EB-5 FINAL ACTION DATES (CHART A)
The June Visa Bulletin revealed the following final action dates for EB-5 visa applicants:
- Mainland China: September 15, 2015
- Advances 1 months, the first movement of the China EB-5 cut-off date since the September 2020 Visa Bulletin;
- Vietnam: April 15, 2018
- A 2-month advancement from the May 2021 Visa Bulletin;
- Advanced a total of 257 days so far in FY2021;
- All Other Countries: Current
- EB-5 visa applicants not from China or Vietnam continue to be able to receive their EB-5 visa number in June 2021 and can file an immigration visa application or adjustment of status application immediately after the approval of their I-526 petition without any delay.
(Chart A on the June 2021 Visa Bulletin)
EB-5 DATES FOR FILING (CHART B)
The dates for filing of the EB-5 visa category on the June 2021 Visa Bulletin remain unchanged from the previous Visa Bulletins:
(Chart B on the June 2021 Visa Bulletin)
USCIS has not yet announced whether the agency will accept dates for filing for adjustment of status applicants of the employment-based categories in June 2021. IIUSA will continue to monitor the update on USCIS’s website and inform our stakeholders.
MONTHLY LIVE CHAT WITH CHARLIE
The June Visa Bulletin also announced that the Department of State is going to host the monthly “Chats with Charlie” at 1pm EST on May 24, 2021 via the agency’s YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/TravelGov).
Stakeholders are encouraged to submit questions prior to the event. See below for the instructions to submit your question(s):
Questions can be emailed to VisaBulletin@state.gov ahead of the event with “Chat with Charlie Question” in the subject line. Questions will also be taken via the YouTube Live Chat and will be answered in real-time. The event is intended to address issues of general interest related to the content of the Visa Bulletin, and no policy, case, or post specific questions will be accepted.