EB-5 Update – India and Vietnam Subject to Final Action Date Effective July 2019

EB-5 Update – India and Vietnam Subject to Final Action Date Effective July 2019

June 13, 2019

The July 2019 Visa Bulletin is out, and as indicated in last month’s edition, India and Vietnam will each reach their EB-5 visa per-country annual limit during July, resulting in an imposition of a final action date.  Three countries now have final action dates under the EB-5 category, as follows:

  • China – October 1, 2014
  • Vietnam – October 1, 2016
  • India – May 1, 2017

The July 2019 Visa Bulletin also indicates that in August, both India and Vietnam will become subject to the same final action date which applies to China-mainland born EB-5 visa applicants for the remainder of the fiscal year (until October 1, 2019).  The publication is consistent with information provided by Mr. Charles Oppenheim, Chief, Immigrant Visa Control & Reporting, U.S. Department of State at the IIUSA EB-5 Advocacy Conference last month.  In fact, the imposition of a final action date for India around this time was shared by Mr. Oppenheim as early as April 2018.  So, if lawfully present in the United States with an approved Form I-526 and able to do so, file your Form I-485 and get the “combo card” to work and travel in the U.S. prior to July.

To learn more about the imposition of a final action date and “retrogression,” be sure to visit our Visa Retrogression Q&A with Managing Partner Bernard Wolfsdorf.

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