Citizenship by investment visa programs
EB-5 Visa for my foreign investment
Question: I am going to invest $1,000,000 from the foreign investment for the EB-5 Visa. I’m not sure if I properly funded for purposes of the EB-5. Can you help? Allowed under current migrant laws?
Answer: The rules define “invest” to mean the contribution of capital.
A debt funding order between you and the new commercial task in which the alien is acting solely as a cashier does not compose a contribution of capital.
The rules define capital to include:
(2) cash equivalents
(5) other tangible property; and
(6) indebtedness secured by assets owned by the alien and the assets of the enterprise are not used to secure the debt in determining whether the statutory minimum level of capital has been invested.
Question: Other requirements showing you invested the money?
Answer: Yes, a mere intent to invest or prospective investment arrangements entailing no present commitment will not suffice to establish that you are actively in the process of investing.
Commitment of the required amount of capital:
(1) the deposit of monies in the enterprise’s business accounts;
(2) the purchase of assets for use in the U.S. enterprise;
(3) the transfer of assets from abroad for use by the commercial enterprise;
(4) the transfer of monies to the commercial enterprise in exchange for shares of stock; and
(5) a loan, mortgage agreement, promissory note, security agreement, or other evidence of the investor’s borrowing the new commercial enterprise and for which you are personally liable.