New IIUSA Data Analysis Available: FY 2019 Visa Usage and Wait Time Estimates

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New IIUSA Data Analysis Available: FY 2019 Visa Usage and Wait Time Estimates

Charlie Oppenheim, Chief of Immigrant Visa Control & Reporting Division at U.S. Department of State presents his latest statistics at the IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum in Seattle, WA

For the 5th year in a row, Mr. Charlie Oppenheim, Chief of Immigrant Visa Control & Reporting Division at U.S. Department of State, shared his latest insights and statistics with attendees of the IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum held last week in Seattle, WA.

Utilizing the valuable information provided by Mr. Oppenheim, IIUSA is pleased to publish a new data report that not only includes a detailed recap and additional analysis of his presentation during the event, but also dives into extra statistics Mr. Oppenheim shared with IIUSA in follow-up dialogue after the conference.

Read the Report 


Key Data Points:

The graphics below illustrate the latest trends of EB-5 visa number usage and the visa waiting lines. Read IIUSA’s full analysis here on each one of these data trends.

A total of 9,468 EB-5 visa numbers were used in FY2019, down slightly by 1.4% from FY2018.

EB-5 applicants from China accounted for 46%, or 4,326, EB-5 visa numbers used in FY2019, essentially unchanged from the previous fiscal year.

EB-5 applicants from China accounted for 46%, or 4,326, EB-5 visa numbers used in FY2019, essentially unchanged from the previous fiscal year.

With a growth of 30% in visa usage year-over-year, India surpassed Vietnam as the second-largest investor market in FY2019. Furthermore, South Korean investors and their qualified family members used a total of 695 EB-5 visas in FY2019, missing its annual per-country limit by less than 10 visas.

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