Last week, the U.S. Department of State published the monthly Visa Bulletin for November 2023. After the significant movements in October (see here), the new monthly visa bulletin shows that cut-off dates of EB-5 visa category will remain the same in November as they are in October.
EB-5 FINAL ACTION DATES (CHART A)
The November Visa Bulletin revealed the following final action dates for EB-5 visa applicants:
- Applicants associated with unreserved EB-5 visa categories:
- China: October 1, 2015 (No Change);
- India: December 15, 2018 (No Change);
- All Other Countries: “Current”;
- Applicants associated with an EB-5 project within the reserved EB-5 visa categories:
- All Countries: “Current”;
EB-5 DATES FOR FILING (CHART B)
In November, the dates for filing will remain “current” for all EB-5 applicants, except for the applicants who were born in China or India under the “unreserved” visa categories. The date for filing of these applicants will remain the same as they are on the last visa bulletin, which is January 1, 2017 for Chinese nationals and April 01, 2022 for Indian applicants.
Under the 2023 EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act, eligible EB-5 investors whose a priority date is earlier than the Dates of Filing enjoy the benefits of concurrent filing of their I-526(E) petition and application for adjustment of status.
EB-5 VISA DATA DASHBOARD
IIUSA is excited to launch this new EB-5 Visa Data Dashboard. This powerful tool brings comprehensive data insights related to EB-5 visa usage to your fingertips, including year-to-date EB-5 visa issuance for fiscal year 2023, historical EB-5 visa number availability versus use, country-specific statistics on EB-5 green cards issuance, and more.