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How can I use both funds from friends and a bank loan to pay for my EB-5 investment?

I am opening a business and getting the investment from my friends and family in return for a stake in my business. I am also getting a loan from a bank. How can I use this and prove source of funds properly to apply for an EB-5 visa?

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You can use multiple sources of funds for your EB-5 investment. You must show the lawful source and path of funds for all EB-5 capital invested, and you must show that the capital is at risk. Any indebtedness should not be secured by the assets of the new commercial enterprise, but it could be secured by your personal assets.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You can use multiple sources of funds. Gifts must truly be gifts. Loans may need to be secured by personal assets.

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    Sam Silverman

    Business Plan Writer
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    This can be easily accomplished. You just need to show how your friend obtained the funds and the paperwork from the bank for the loan.

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    Michael A Harris, Esq

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You can utilize gifts of funds from friends and family. Loans provided to investors cannot be secured using the assets of an EB-5 business. I recommend you speak with an EB-5 specialist to discuss whether all of the funds you plan to invest are properly at risk.

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    Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    The invested funds must be yours. So no, the friends and family have to gift you the funds and you have to invest them in the business.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    In the past, unsecured loans have not been successful. You have to make the investment, so if these people gift the money to you, that is likely the best option. You have to make the investment that creates the necessary jobs.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You may use your own funds or loans from friends or a bank, but they may not be secured by an interest in the EB-5 business.