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What do you tell Russan investors about source of funds?

I currently live in Russia and want to immigration to US as an investor participating in the EB-5 program. I would like to ask about the experience of financial proof for Russians and the way of transfer money to escrow account . Thank you.

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    Reza Rahbaran

    Immigration Attorney
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    Russian investors do not differ from any other foreign investor applying for EB-5. The source of funds must be documented in a reliable and comprehensive manner. The investor must be able to prove that the source of the investment funds are from lawful activities.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    The regulations require that all EB-5 capital must be lawfully obtained. The regulations also include some examples of the types of documents that can be submitted to show the lawful source of the funds. For investors from certain countries, however, these documents are either not available or not reliable. An experienced EB-5 immigration attorney can help you with alternative and secondary pieces of evidence to meet this requirement. You should consult with such an attorney to advise you on the requirements for the source and path of the invested funds.

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    Shahzad Q Qadri

    RC Creator
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    Source of funds is extremely important. We tell all our clients that we need to be able to document where the money came from. If there are restrictions on how much money can be transferred out of any country, you generally need to deal with authorities in their respective countries to ensure that you are able to transfer the money.

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    Robert West

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Russians must prove the same source of funds as everyone else. The tax system is not as easy but it is possible for Russians to use the EB-5 program.

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    Olga Karasik

    Immigration Attorney
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    Our law firm has extensive experience dealing with Russian investors not just in filing and obtaining EB-5 visas, but in all other aspects of their investments and relocations. If you would like to schedule a personal consultation over the phone or Skype, please contact me directly.

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    Gregory Romanovsky

    Immigration Attorney
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    I tell them the same thing I tell of my other EB-5 clients - you must document where the money is coming from. Lately, Russian EB-5 cases have become easier to document (as more and more people are now paying taxes and can demonstrate legitimate sources of funds). I am happy to talk to you in greater detail.

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