Does USCIS require a source of funds details from non-EB-5 investors in an EB-5 project? - EB5Investors.com

Does USCIS require a source of funds details from non-EB-5 investors in an EB-5 project?

The EB-5 project I am looking at includes capital from non-EB-5 investors. Does USCIS require a source of funds details from them?

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Fredrick W Voigtmann

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Immigration Attorneys
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The short answer to your question is yes, although it is not clear that USCIS has statutory authority to require such evidence, it is a good idea to include at least some evidence that the additional/required capital was in fact invested or will be invested and identify the source of the non-EB-5 funds.

A Olusanjo Omoniyi

A Olusanjo Omoniyi

Immigration Attorneys
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Yes, the sources of the funds of non-EB-5 investors must be described in detail and necessary documentation must be provided. This is particularly needed if it appears that the funds in question is either gifts or loans to the EB-5 investors.

Lynne Feldman

Lynne Feldman

Immigration Attorneys
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No, they do not.

Salvatore Picataggio

Salvatore Picataggio

Immigration Attorneys
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Typically no. But a full breakdown of the capital stack will be part of a proper EB-5 business plan.

Daniel B Lundy

Daniel B Lundy

Immigration Attorneys
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Yes, particularly in a direct project. It is not generally an issue with regional center projects where corporate developers invest equity and get bank loans, but with non-regional center projects, USCIS has lately been asking us to source all capital in the deal, including non-EB-5 equity investors and non-institutional lenders.

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