July 2015 Visa Bulletin: Cutoff Date for EB-5 Retrogression Moves Forward to September 1, 2013

July 2015 Visa Bulletin: Cutoff Date for EB-5 Retrogression Moves Forward to September 1, 2013

The Department of State’s (DOS) July Visa Bulletin brings some good news for China indicating that that the EB-5 immigrant visa category will advance by four months for China, from May 1, 2013 to September 1, 2013.

EMPLOYMENT-BASED PREFERENCES

Fifth:  Employment Creation:  7.1% of the worldwide level, not less than 3,000 of which reserved for investors in a targeted rural or high-unemployment area, and 3,000 set aside for investors in regional centers by Sec. 610 of Pub. L. 102-395.

On the chart below, the listing of a date for any class indicates that the class is oversubscribed (see paragraph 1); "C" means current, i.e., numbers are available for all qualified applicants; and "U" means unavailable, i.e., no numbers are available.  (NOTE:  Numbers are available only for applicants whose priority date is earlier than the cut-off date listed below.) 

Employment- Based

All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed

CHINA - mainland born

INDIA

MEXICO

PHILIPPINES

1st

C

C

C

C

C

2nd

C

01OCT13

01OCT08

C

C

3rd

01APR15

01SEP11

01FEB04

01APR15

U

Other Workers

01APR15

01JAN06

01FEB04

01APR15

U

4th

C

C

C

C

C

Certain Religious Workers

C

C

C

C

C

5th
Targeted
EmploymentAreas/
Regional Centers
and Pilot Programs

C

01SEP13

C

C

C

                                         

Source : travel.state.gov , natlawreview          


http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/law-and-policy/bulletin/2015/visa-bulletin-for-july-2015.html



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