If you’re thinking about making an EB-5 investment, you may be wondering if you can fulfill the program’s source of funds requirement.
It may be easier to fulfill than you think. While the minimum EB-5 investment amount in a targeted employment area (rural or high unemployment area) is $900,000, it does not necessarily need to be liquid funds. A prospective investor, for example, could sell a property to obtain the funds necessary to make the investment.
A few common sources of funds include:
- Employment earnings
- Business earnings
- Gifts or inheritance
- Investments (stocks, retirement funds, etc)
- Sale of assets
- Loan (can be from friends/family, from a financial institution, from a business, or other types)
- or, a combination of any of the above sources.
A prospective investor must be able to demonstrate that the sources of the funds used came from lawful sources with a preponderance of evidence. An EB-5 immigration attorney may be able to assist an EB-5 investor with tracing the path of the sources of funds.
Gifts from family members are a great option for students looking to study in the U.S. The U.S. has multiple top-ranked colleges and universities. While foreign nationals can obtain a student visa, they are typically limited when it comes to employment after finishing their studies in the U.S, whereas EB-5 investors are green card holders and can work anywhere and for any employer after completing university.
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