Visa office predicts possible retrogression of EB-5 visas for China in second half of FY 2012
Charles Oppenheim, Chief, Visa Control and Reporting at the
Department of State's Visa Office, spoke at the Invest in the USA (IIUSA) EB-5
conference held on October 15-16, 2012, in Washington, DC. Among other things,
he noted that 7,641 EB-5 visas were issued in fiscal year 2012, a record high.
Of that total, 80 percent went to EB-5 investors from China. EB-5 visa numbers
may be just as high in FY 2013, he said, adding that EB-5 numbers for China in
the second half of FY 2012 may need to be retrogressed because of country cap