The U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs released its Visa Bulletin for the month of September 2016 (View PDF). The bulletin revealed a cutoff date of February 15, 2014 for Mainland-China born visa applicants. The cutoff date remains unchanged from the past three visa bulletins.
As of September 1, Chinese investors who filed their I-526 petitions before February 15, 2014 will be eligible to schedule interviews with Department of State Consular offices and be issued conditional immigration visas to enter the U.S. or apply for adjustment of status if they are already in the U.S.
Action dates for other countries remain current, allowing qualified applicants from other parts of the world to move forward with obtaining their EB-5 visa.