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What kind of documents should I bring to sign an EB-5 application?

I am planning a holiday trip soon to the United States. I would like to take a couple of days to sign an EB-5 application during the trip. What kind of documents should I prepare now to bring with me?

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    Kyle Barella

    Immigration Attorney
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    Please contact an EB-5 lawyer to further clarify your question. You will need to not only subscribe to an EB-5 project, but then your attorney will need to submit the I-526 petition to USCIS. Please note that only copies are sent to USCIS; you would not need to provide any original documents at this stage. You can even facilitate the entire process while remaining abroad. Your EB-5 lawyer can provide further guidance.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    A regional center project will provide all offering documentation for the project in which you intend to invest. You should engage the legal services of an experienced EB-5 immigration attorney and he or she will discuss the scope of documents needed to prove your lawful source of funds for EB-5 investment and prepare your individual I-526 petition (EB-5 application). If you know what source of funds you intend to use for your EB-5 investment, you should provide such documents to your attorney. A lot of documents may be provided electronically.

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    Dale Schwartz

    Immigration Attorney
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    We give clients a checklist, but it includes: Copies of passports for family; Copies of birth certificates; Copy of marriage certificate and divorce papers, if any; Copies of tax returns for the past few years; Financial statement, if available; Resume; Documents to prove the money you are investing was LEGALLY obtained (documents from closings of real estate sales; tax returns; business financial statements; etc.)

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    You obviously should check with your legal representatives in terms of the documentation you need at the time you are filing the EB-5 application. If in fact the application is ready, I would assume that you have already submitted all the required documentation regarding source of funds to your legal representative.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    You do not need to bring any documents to sign an EB-5 application other than probably your passport. Most important is to choose an immigration lawyer first, and then choose a project and the lawyer will guide you step by step though the process.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
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    According to the Securities Exchange Commission rules on the offering and sale of the securities by only the U.S. licensed investment brokers, it would be advisable for you to review the project for due diligence, but signing of the documents be done outside of the United States unless you worked with an investment/financial advisor who has an investment license.

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    Irina Rostova

    Immigration Attorney
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    Other than the documents to prove the source of funds for the investment, you only need a copy of your birth certificate and your passport.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    If you are contemplating filing an EB-5 petition/application, you should consider discussing the matter with a qualified immigration attorney, as it is a complex process with a high standard of proof and detailed supporting evidence.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    It is not necessary to come to sign; documents can be emailed to you to print, sign and mail. Documents needed depend on whether it is a regional center or standalone project. You will need to show your lawful source of funds, tax returns and numerous other documents depending on the project, your background and how you are sourcing your funds.

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