The EB-5 Investor Visa is one of the most popular ways for foreign nationals and their families to immigrate to the US. To qualify for this visa program, applicants must make a minimum investment:
- $90,000, if investing with a regional center or in Targeted Employment Area
- $1,800,000, if investing anywhere in the US
Now, one of the main requirements regarding investment for an EB-5 Visa is that the funds should be lawfully sourced.
What Are the Most Common Ways Used by EB-5 Investors to Fund Their Investment?
This is the most common way used by EB-5 investors to fund their investments. Often EB-5 investors are past business owners or managers and therefore high-earners. It is feasible for them to save up for investment rather than sourcing it from somewhere else.
However, they will be required to show several years of tax returns to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to prove that the funds were lawfully acquired. They may also be required to submit pay stubs and a letter from their employer verifying their pay scale and position.
Often, EB-5 Investors secure funds from the sale of the property. They will be required to provide all documentation about the sale and purchase of the property, including bank statements. They will also be required to provide evidence that the property was initially purchased using lawful funds.