20 Feb EB-5 Regional Center Program Extended Without Change To Sept. 30, Visas for All Nations Except China and Vietnam Available
Washington, D.C. – February 19, 2019: The EB-5 Regional Center program has been extended without substantive changes to Sept. 30, 2019. On Friday Feb. 15, 2019 President Trump signed off on H.J. Res. 31, an appropriations bill authorizing the continued funding of government and immigration programs, including the EB-5 Regional Center program.
This clean extension comes on the same day that the U.S. Department of State published its new Visa Bulletin for March 2019. The Visa Bulletin initially listed all EB-5 Regional Center visas worldwide as “unavailable,” but included a qualifier that all nations except China and Vietnam would become “Current” after this legislation passed. With this clean extension, all nations except China and Vietnam will become “Current” for EB-5 Regional Center visas. Under the February Visa Bulletin, China now has a cut-off date of Sept. 1, 2014 and Vietnam now has a cut-off date of June 15, 2016. These dates are scheduled to advance forward next month, to Sept. 8, 2014 for China and July 15, 2014 for Vietnam.
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