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Documenting Source of Funds

You should provide a proper money trail of the funds you invested in your E-2 Visa company. The federal regulations require you to have sole possession and control of your funds. You must show that your money came from a “legitimate source” and your money came from “lawful means.” Examples of a money trail can be shown this way:

  • Documentation of the original source of funds (e.g., sale of property, sale of business, etc.);

  • The original source of funds to a foreign bank by showing bank account statements;

  • The movement of these funds to a US bank account;

  • Use of these funds for qualifying business expenses (e.g., invoices, bank statements, etc.).

USCIS will likely look at your source of funds in great detail. Thus you should be prepared to explain to them how you obtained your funds from the original source to the E-2 business expenses. If your documents are in a foreign language, then you will also have to get them translated properly. You should factor in all of these things as you put together your E-2 source of fund documents.


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