U.S. Department of State Issues December Visa Bulletin – Cutoff Date for Mainland-Chinese EB-5 Applicants Advances

11.20.15 | Archived

The U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs released its Visa Bulletin for the month of December which revealed the cutoff date for Mainland Chinese EB-5 applicants advanced to December 15, 2013. The previous cutoff date from the November Visa Bulletin was November 22, 2013. The dates for filing EB-5 visa applications for Mainland-China is May 1, 2015.

 

Since May 1, 2015, Mainland Chinese-born immigrant investors have been subject to a cutoff date for EB-5 visa issuance, due to high demand for EB-5 category visas. This cutoff allows investors who filed their I-526 petitions on or before the priority date to receive a conditional green card once their I-526 is approved but places those who filed after the priority date into a “waiting line” until more visas become available.

 

Need a refresher on how the new Visa Bulletin works?
Review the recording of the September webinar, “Revisions to the Visa Bulletin for Adjustment of Status Applicants and It’s Implications for EB-5 Investors” (members can use the promo code for a 50% discount).

 

To Read the Full Bulletin Click Here 

 

 

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