An investment to obtain a conditional green card through the EB-5 program must be made with personal investment funds. That is, the funds must come from the investor immigrant’s personal account. That does not mean the account cannot contain funds that were a gift from a relative, even if the entire amount came from that gift. Authentication of the source of investment funds and compliance with the EB5 rules and policies is best served by retaining a qualified EB5 attorney, like those at our law firm, for assistance and representation.
The gift giver will need to make a full disclosure as to the lawful source of the gifted funds in the same manner that (s)he would if filing for his/her own EB-5 visa.
You can receive a gift of funds into your personal account in an overseas account and then transfer these personal funds into the EB-5 Regional Center escrow account.