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National Visa Center Experiencing Glitch in Processing of Chinese EB-5 Immigrant Visa Applications

Mechelle Zarou

Mechelle Zarou

The National Visa Center (NVC) recently informed the American Immigration Lawyers Association that appointment notices for Chinese EB-5 applications may indicate that applicants must bring original documents, even if NVC already had original documents. NVC emphasized that those applicants who require original documents from the NVC file are not penalized and that applicants should attend their scheduled interviews regardless of whether they have all of their original documents.

In cases where originals are unavailable at the interview, the file will be shipped to Guangzhou after the interview, instead of before it. Questions or concerns about a particular application can be addressed directly to the U.S. consulate in Guangzhou at GuangzhouIVform@state.gov.

For more information, please contact Mechelle Zarou at 419.321.1460 or mzarou@slk-law.com.

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