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What documents are needed to trace my source of funds for EB-5?

If my investment is earned through foreign exchange trading online, what are the documents should I submit?

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    Reza Rahbaran

    Immigration Attorney
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    Documentation that will prove that your investment is derived from a lawful source. Documents such as income tax, bank statements, profit and loss statements and trading statements, amongst others. A more in depth examination of your case will determine which other documents may be needed.

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    Mahsa Aliaskari

    Immigration Attorney
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    Providing documentation verifying lawful source of fund and tracing of funds will vary based on the specific facts. Documents can include income tax returns, bank statements, evidence of assets, evidence of transactions and investments. Your immigration counsel will be able to work with you in identifying the most relevant documents.

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    Jeffrey E Campion

    Immigration Attorney
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    CIS wants to confirm that your money is legitimate. Thus, CIS normally requires five years of tax returns to show that your money was lawfully gained. Of course, some clients do not declare all their income. There are other manners to show it is legitimate such as showing the transactions you made to create the wealth. Nonetheless, CIS would want to know how you first earned the initial capital to trade.

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    Shahzad Q Qadri

    RC Creator
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    There are no set of standard documents. An attorney would have to analyze the case to determine what documents would be needed.

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    Margo Chernysheva

    Immigration Attorney
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    It is a complex issue and you should hire an experienced immigration attorney to assist. In general, you need to show source of the funds so if it is trading call purchase and sale slips and profit and loss statements plus proof of tax payments on all the gains. Also original source of funds to start purchasing your initial assets. If initial assets were gifted or inherited, documentation to show that as well.

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    Roberto Ortiz

    Immigration Attorney
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    In order to demonstrate your source of funds, you need to show the following documentation: Income tax Returns for the last five years; Bank statements for the last five years; Employment verification letter; Personal financial Statement; Evidence of any stocks or bonds that you might own. This is a general list. Every investor is different. There might be additional documentation that you might need to provide. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you.

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    Rachel Lew

    Immigration Attorney
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    When the actual source of funds can be isolated to a specific transaction or sequential transactions such as sale of stocks or real property or a business, an I-526 petitioner must provide documentation concerning the surrounding circumstances, including deeds, closing statements, account statements and like documentation. The petitioner should also show how and when the initial assets were acquired and provide documentation of the legal sources of the initial assets, including income tax returns. In your situation, you have to show that the money you used to begin the online trading came from legal sources, either by gift or accumulated earned wage income, or inheritance, etc.. When you take out the proceeds from the online account to invest in EB-5 project, you have to submit your passport which reflects the deposits, stock purchase and sale agreement, stock ledger, and a detailed declaration confirming how you acquired the stocks.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    The regulations list specific documents required to demonstrate that the invested capital was lawfully obtained. However, in reality, the documents most relevant will depend upon the actual source of funds used for your EB-5 investment. In other words, if the source of funds came from employment income, then the income tax returns will be most relevant. If the source of funds came from property sale or loan, then the income tax returns might not be as important, but purchase contracts or loan documents may be needed. Also, depending upon the country and the specific conditions therein, tax returns may or may not be useful at all if they even exist. Since your source of funds will be from foreign exchange trading, you will need to show account statements for your trading account, bank statements showing profits from the trading activity being deposited into your account and proof that any income taxes due were paid. You also might need to prove the source of funds for the "seed money" you used when you first opened the trading account and started the activity. Since each situation is different and may involve complex issues, you should retain an experienced EB-5 immigration attorney to advise you on this matters.

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    Boyd Campbell

    Immigration Attorney
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    Go online and print out the transactions.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
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    You should provide your trading account statements with all the transfer activities, both deposits and withdrawals. You also need to document how you made the money to invest in that trading account.

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