Why does USCIS state that EB-5 “investment capital cannot be borrowed?”
The EB-5 Investment Capital Requirements section of the USCIS website states that “Note: Investment capital cannot be borrowed." I have read through the regulations governing the EB-5 visa and consulted with a regional center, and it seems that EB-5 funds CAN come from a loan and be borrowed. Why would the USCIS state that EB-5 “investment capital cannot be borrowed?”
The U.S. Immigration regulations stats that the personal investment cannot be based upon borrowed funds when the assets of the U.S. Business is used as collateral for the borrowed funds to the investor.