FY2016 EB-5 Visas Stats by Country

The US State Department Report of the Visa Office 2016 has been updated with Table V (Part 3), which gives a breakdown of all EB visas issued by country in fiscal year 2016. I’ve updated my chart with the EB-5 visa numbers. I’m interested to note the growing number of visas based on direct EB-5 investment (8.5% of the total visas versus 1.6% the previous year), the distribution of TEA investments (99.9% of regional center investments but 68% of direct investments), the growing number of visas going to investors from outside mainland China (24% versus 17% the previous year), and the growing national diversity of EB-5 investors. South Korea and Brazil each claimed over a hundred more EB-5 visas in FY16 than FY15, and five new countries entered the list of those with more than 20 visas each: Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Singapore, and Italy. Considering processing times and the visa backlog, these trends likely reflect EB-5 investments made in 2014 and earlier.

For reference, here are links to my posts with summary charts of 2014 visa numbers by country and 2015 visa numbers by country.

About Suzanne (www.lucidtext.com)
Lucid Professional Writing provides writing and editing services for businesses and scholars, and specializes in assisting clients to prepare business plans for filing with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

7 Responses to FY2016 EB-5 Visas Stats by Country

  1. Please review the case processing times shown on the USCIS site today. Specifically in the IPO office, the I-924 processing time now shows the year as 2016?. Last week it was 2015?

  2. kevin says:

    hopefully they made the year wrong on I829 too….

  3. Marigotus says:

    Suzanne, Columbia are cities or geographies in the US and Canada. If you refer to the South American country, then is Colombia. 🙂

  4. Jessica says:

    Brazil up from 34 to 150 . How come only increase 124%? Is that correct? Should be 4 times more.

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