Many immigration attorneys and investment advisors agree that investing in a franchise is the most secure immigrant investment option for the EB-5, E-2, and L-1 visas.
Leveraging an existing business model with support from an established franchisor increases your rate of success instead of starting a new business without a proven model.
Prospective investors often inquire whether it is better to start a new franchise or to purchase an existing franchise business.
I would like to highlight the pros and cons of investing in an existing franchise vs. a new franchise.
For many investors looking to move to the U.S. in a short time frame, a new franchise might present the best opportunity. The investor will skip the negotiation process with multiple sellers and lengthy due diligence process. In addition, many sellers stray away from the sale of the asset being contingent on the approval of the visa, further limiting the existing businesses available. Most of the franchisors that Visa Franchise works with, allow the purchase of the franchise to be contingent on the visa approval.
Whether you prefer to focus your search on an existing or new franchise, Visa Franchise is here to support you throughout the process!