EB-5 Visa Category Remains "Unauthorized" Due to Shutdown

As such the EB-5 visa category is currently listed as “Unavailable” for February. However, if there is legislative action re-opening the federal government and extending the Program the final action dates would immediately become “Current” for all countries except China-mainland born which would be subject to a September 1, 2014 final action data and Vietnam which would be subject to a June 15, 2016 final action date.

In addition, the latest February Visa Bulletin includes a new section “Visa Availability in the Coming Months” which highlights projections on Final Action Dates for each visa category by country. With regards to the EB-5 the section states:

  • Employment Fifth: The category will remain “Current” for most countries.
  • China-mainland born: Up to one week. Vietnam: Up to three weeks.