18 Sep October Visa Bulletin Opens Up EB-5 Dates for Filing for China and India
The October 2023 Visa Bulletin was released on Friday, September 15, 2023 and contained some good news for EB-5 Investors.
List B – Dates for Filing Available
The key change is that List B (Dates For Filing) is now available for China and India’s “unreserved EB-5” category. China’s List B (Dates For Filing) cut-off date is now January 1, 2017. India’s List B (Dates for Filing) cut-off date is now April 1, 2022.
USCIS has confirmed on its website that it will accept I-485 Adjustment of Status applications submitted using List B (Dates For Filing).
USCIS has confirmed on its website that it will be accepting List B Dates For Filing.
Therefore, EB-5 investors who are physically present in the U.S. on lawful visa status and who filed their I-526 visa petitions before January 1, 2017 (for China) and April 1, 2022 (for India) are eligible to file I-485 Adjustment of Status starting October 1, 2023.
List A – Final Action Dates
There was not a lot of movement on the EB-5 Final Action Dates for unreserved visas for China. The Final Action (List A) cut-off date for EB-5 unreserved visas for China will be October 1, 2015 (moving forward 1 month from September 1, 2015) for China.
The India EB-5 unreserved Final Action Date (List A) moved forward approximately 8 months, to December 15, 2018 (up from April 1, 2017).
No Waiting List for New I-526E Petitions in Reserved Categories
New EB-5 investors filing I-526E visa petitions in reserved visa categories remained Current on a world-wide basis, and are not subject to any waiting list. Reserved visa categories apply to new investments in rural areas, high unemployment areas and infrastructure projects.
Please contact Donoso & Partners to request assistance with your I-485 Adjustment of Status while the Dates for Filing window is open in October of 2023.
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