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Common EB-5 visa Investor Questions

Posted by Kurt Reuss on January 09, 2017

Q:  I haven't paid taxes, individual or business, because my country of residence doesn't require it or it isn't customary. Is this a problem?

A: Catharine: We normally tell clients if they can provide income tax returns, it’s great to do so. If they can't, it's not going to make or break their petition. 

We let them know that if USCIS EB5 sends a request for evidence (RFE) for copies of their income tax returns, they will need to either produce them or get a letter from an attorney in their country of residence stating the legal reason behind why they can't provide those tax returns.

I always request tax returns but I’ll still file a petition if I don't have them. 

Take an overview of EB-5 visa requirements

EB-5 Source of Funds for EB-5 investment visa

Posted by Kurt Reuss on May 07, 2016

EB-5 source of funds

A primary requirement to apply for an EB 5 visa is an initial investment in a new commercial enterprise. That investment must be $500,000 (USD) in a Targeted Employment Area or else $1 million. Proving the primary source and path of these funds, therefore, is vital to the EB-5 application. As per United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) EB5 visa requirements, investors must provide appropriate documentation to show EB5 investment funds have been obtained or earned through lawful means.

EB-5 Visa Requirements

Posted by Kurt Reuss on January 31, 2014

To obtain permanent residency status (i.e. a Green Card) through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the EB-5 investor must meet specific EB5 visa requirements.

EB 5 Process - Step by Step

Posted by Kurt Reuss on January 01, 2014

There are four steps in the EB5 process that an immigrant investor must complete in order to become a U.S. permanent resident through the USCIS EB 5 visa program (though we suggest you start by interviewing and retaining an experienced EB-5 immigration attorney).
Once these four steps have been completed, the EB5 investor, his or her spouse, and their unmarried children under the age of 21 will be eligible to become permanent residents of the United States.