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How can I use capital earned from stocks for my EB-5 application?

Can I use capital from stocks to apply for EB-5? Do I need to provide evidence for the source of the initial capital I put in the stock market?

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Yes, you must show how you got the money to invest in the stocks.

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    Igor Serbinin

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You always will be required to show the source of capital.

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    Hassan Elkhalil

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You can. Yes, you need to provide evidence.

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    Ed Beshara

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    The source of personal investment funds may be derived from the sale of personal assets such as stocks. The investor will have to authenticate how they received the funds to purchase the stock.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Your investment account statements should show the ownership and earnings, and you would have to take control of the earnings as personal capital. USCIS has asked investors to go further and further back in time to show contributions in the area of company ownership (related to funds from dividends or distributions), and property (as how they bought the property in the first place). So it is feasible that the source of the original stock purchase may be on the table.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Yes to both of your questions.

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    Phuong Le

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes to both questions. The gain is easy enough to show, but yes, you need to show when you purchased them and for how much.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, you certainly can. However, you should also provide information about how you obtain money for the investment in stock.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Yes, you can use the money earned from stocks/investments to apply for EB-5, and yes, you would need to show legal source of your initial capital.

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