However, it must be noted that the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) will continue to accept EB-5 Petitions submitted by Chinese born investors, however, instead of being acted upon immediately, those cases will be held in the Visa Office’s “Pending Demand” file until October 1, 2014. At that time, all eligible cases will be automatically authorized from the “Pending Demand” file under the FY 2015 annual numerical limitations.
As such, Chinese born investors looking to utilize the EB-5 program should continue to timely file their Petitions to ensure that their petitions are timely adjudicated under FY 2015 quota.
Wong Fleming | Washington