Revealing a Two-Week Advancement for Vietnam EB-5 Date While China Remains Stagnant
December 30, 2020 – The U.S. Department of State (“DOS”), Bureau of Consular Affairs, January 2021 Visa Bulletin (View PDF) is now available, and reveals a two-week advancement for Vietnam EB-5 date with no movement for China dates.
Final Action Dates (CHART A) - January 2021 Visa Bulletin
- No movement from the December 2020 Visa Bulletin;
- The final action dates for Chinese EB-5 applicants have not changed since the September 2020 Visa Bulletin largely due to the continued closure of the consulate office in Guangzhou because of COVID-19;
- Advanced 2 weeks from the December 2020 Visa Bulletin;
- EB-5 visa applicants not from China or Vietnam continue to be able to receive their EB-5 visa number and file an immigration visa application or adjustment of status application immediately after the approval of their I-526 petition without any delay.
Dates for Filing (CHART B) - January 2021 Visa Bulletin (Unchanged from December 2020 Visa Bulletin)
USCIS has announced that, in January 2021, the agency will not accept dates for filing for adjustment of status applications of the employment-based categories, including EB-5. Instead, these applicants “must use the Final Action Dates chart (Chart A) in the Department of State Visa Bulletin for January 2021” to file their adjustment of status application.