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Foreign National Program: Work Visa / Immigrant / Expatriate Home Purchase Program

posted Sep 16, 2014, 5:30 PM by Massey Kouhssari   [ updated Sep 16, 2014, 6:06 PM ]

Work Visa program - max 80% LTV


We will need to review the following items for a loan pre-approval.


You can receive a pre-approval with a TBD address and an offer letter.


  • Fannie Mae 3.2 file
  • Complete 1008 / 1003 with the last three years employment and residence history. Follow link to fill out application:
  • Copy of offer letter or work contract and / or work visa and latest paystub if received.
  • US credit report if they have a SS#. No credit score or low score is allowed.
  • SS# or ITIN# required before funding.
  • Typically no foreign credit report is required.
  • If they do not yet have a SS# you can submit with no US credit and leave this section blank.
  • Complete asset statements (foreign funds are usually acceptable) for net worth review. Screen shots are not allowed. Convert foreign funds to the USD equivalent on your 1003. Please note - the more assets you can list the easier it is for us to approve a file.
  • Please add the spouse to the loan if possible (pull a joint credit report if they have a SS # but none is required).
  • If the spouse is not on the loan please divide any shared asset by 50%.
  • Stocks, vested options, mutual funds, bonds etc. are used at 100% face value and consider liquid for reserve purposes (see rates sheet for requirements).
  • We allow the seller to cover up to 6% in closing costs AND HOA dues.
  • We always ask what they are doing for a car and debt them 500.00 per spouse if no cars are listed as an asset. Some exceptions apply.
  • We will offer a car loan (or two) and credit card (or two) should they need these immediately. The mortgage, car loan, and credit card will all appear on their US credit.
  • Please qualify at 6.00% over the start rate for the 3/1, 2.00% over the start rate for the 5/1, and use the start rate for the 7/1.


Please let me know if you have any questions.


Foreign national - pre-approval checklist max 50% LTV


  • Fannie Mae 3.2 file
  • 1008 / 1003 with complete two year residence and job history.
  • US credit report will be needed if they have an established SS#. No score or false / low score is ok if due to a lack of credit.
  • SS# or ITIN# required before funding.
  • Complete personal asset statements dated within 30 days (no screen shots allowed).
  • Please convert all foreign assets to USD equivalent on the 1003. Remember that we use income and assets as our key qualifiers so the more you can list the better.
  • Copy of their passport or visa allowing entry into the US.
  • Foreign paystubs dated within the last 30 days if wage earner.
  • Copy of the last two year’s personal and business tax returns and YTD P&L if self-employed.
  • If married or a spouse is present please add to the loan if they share assets used to qualify. If removing a spouse please divide shared assets by 50%.
  • Use 740+ base rate and add:
  • .75% for foreign national.
  • .50% for NOO. Or .25%  2nd / vacation home ( must be in resort area ).
  • All income, assets, PITI, and employment info must be translated by a US based certified translation company.
  • Qualify at the max rate for the 3/1 arm, 2.00% over the start rate for the 5/1 arm, and the start rate for the 7/1 arm.

For Translation Services we accept the following translation companies:

Foreign National Full Doc. Purchase Loan Checklist:

  • Signed Purchase Agreement
  • Last 2 years Tax Returns or equivalent Verifiable Employment Contract or letter
  • 2 years W-2 and current paystub (if applicable)
  • 12 months cancelled checks for verification of rent/mortgage (if applicable
  • 3 months copies of personal bank statements (all pages)
  • Asset Statement (401K, Brokerage Accounts, Mutual Funds, Stocks, etc) all pages
  • Signed loan application
  • Mortgage Statement or Coupons/rental agreements
  • Borrower's signed authorization
  • Driver's License and Social Security Card - or Equivalent ID and/or Passport
  • HOA Documents
  • Home Owner Insurance provider info & dec. page 
  • $25 Credit Card payment for each borrower on the loan payable at  this link:         

Submission Checklist for Foreign NationalsForeign National Home Purchase Program - Work Visa Immigrant Expatriate program


Massey Kouhssari,
Sep 16, 2014, 5:58 PM
Massey Kouhssari,
Sep 16, 2014, 5:30 PM