The U.S. Department of State has published the monthly Visa Bulletin for October 2021, unveiling new cut-off dates for EB-5 visa applicants from backlogged countries for the upcoming month.
Despite the fact that October marks the beginning of a new federal fiscal year that comes with new visa allocations, EB-5 final action dates on the October Visa Bulletin remain the same as they are in September largely due to the lapse of the EB-5 Regional Center Program.
EB-5 FINAL ACTION DATES (CHART A)
The October Visa Bulletin revealed the following final action dates for EB-5 visa applicants:
- Mainland China: November 22, 2015
- Unchanged from September Visa Bulletin
- All Other Countries: Current
EB-5 VISA AVAILABILITY IN THE COMING MONTHS
The October Visa Bulletin also shed some light on the visa availability in the coming months, indicating that the EB-5 cut-off dates are going to remain “current” for all countries other than China, while any forward movement for Chinese EB-5 visa applicant would be unlikely in the next few months.