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How can stock market profits be used to show source of funds for EB-5 purposes?

I am from India and I am a stock market trader. I have one year of tax returns. Will I be able to apply for an EB-5 visa with profits from the stock market? All my accounts are audited for the current financial year for tax purposes. I think that justifies the source of income in a legal manner. Are there any other factors that I need to consider?

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
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    As an EB-5 investor you will have to prove the legal authentication of the source of your personal funds that are invested in the EB-5 project. In fact, profits from your trading in the stock market may be considered to be a personal and authenticated source.

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    Lei Jiang

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes you can use profits from the stock market, but you still need to provide documentation for the original funds. Also, USCIS needs more than one year of tax returns.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    You can certainly use profits from the stock market for EB-5 funding purposes. However, you must show that the funds came from lawful source(s). Based on your facts, audited accounts used for tax purposes can certainly help in proving the sources of your income and how much you made from year to year. Finally, make sure you consult an EB-5 attorney for further guidance on all the issues you raised.

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    Dale Schwartz

    Immigration Attorney
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    You can apply for EB-5 with profits from the stock market. You will have to show how you earned the money you invested in the market originally.

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    Kyle Barella

    Immigration Attorney
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    Stock market funds may be used for your EB-5 investment. It is important that the income from the sale of stocks can be traced to a lawful source of funds. You would accomplish this by providing an attorney a number of documents that he or she may request.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
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    The profits from stock trading could be used, but in order to show eligibility for EB-5 investors, we will need at least three years of tax returns or audited financial statements.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, you may use stock market profits for your source of funds. You may be asked to provide evidence of the lawful source of funds to purchase the stock in the first place.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    There is no reason that cannot work, especially if you have paid taxes on the profits.

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    Rohit Kapuria

    Immigration Attorney
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    Liquidated dividends from trading can certainly be utilized for EB-5 purposes. Using just one year of tax returns is rather unusual. USCIS will be interested in seeing the source of the funds you initially used when you began trading. Regardless, I am speaking in isolation and one would need additional information before giving a final answer. I recommend that you speak with an EB-5 immigration attorney to talk through potential pitfalls.

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