U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs has published the January 2019 Visa Bulletin. It is noted that the EB-5 Regional Center category has been listed as “U” meaning unauthorized for issuance.

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen introduced H.J. Res 143 – FY 2019 making further continuing appropriations to extend the EB-5 Regional Center program until Dec. 21th 2018. As such, the EB-5 visa category is currently listed as “Unavailable” for January. In case there is legislative action extending the Program into 2019, 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 date and Vietnam which would be subject to a June 1, 2016 final action date.

IIUSA staff is working hard on Capitol Hill to ensure that the EB-5 Regional Center Program receives an extension prior to the December 21, 2018 deadline.



C – Current. Numbers are authorized for issuance to all qualified applicants.

U – Unauthorized. Numbers are not authorized for issuance.

Numbers are authorized for issuance only for applicants whose priority date is earlier than the final action date listed above.

Contact information:

For further information, please contact hotline 090 3031 578 or RSCC office at Unit 3, Level 6, Tower 1, Saigon Centre, 65 Le Loi Blvd., Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

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