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What is lawful source of funds for the EB-5 visa program?

What are lawful sources of EB-5 funds? How do you prove that it is lawful? Does it all have to come from the same source?

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    David Hirson

    Immigration Attorney
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    All funds that can be tracked to their origin are lawful. If funds invested into investment that is now being used to fund EB-5 then those original funds must be proved as lawfully sources, too. Documents include but not limited to paid checks, bank and brokerage accounts. Proof of deposits and wire transfers in and out are also excellent ways to show the trail of the funds. Purchase and sale agreements, registered title deeds, gift and loan documents. Proof of funds from where the giftor or lender got the funds to give or lend also required. Any documentary evidence that can show source and trail of funds are required. If there is a break in the trail this can often be remedied by providing a sworn declaration explaing why no document and where possible by a disinterested third party. The funds can come from several sources

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    Daniel A Zeft

    Immigration Attorney
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    The funds of the EB-5 investor must be legally obtained. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services requires extensive and thorough documentation of both the source of the investor''s funds and the transfer of these funds. Legal sources of EB-5 investor funds can include income from employment, income from investments, sale of property, inheritance, or gift. The funds of the EB-5 investor can come from one source or several sources.

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