Step 1: Franchise Consultation with Visa Franchise
Review Visa Franchise’s services and learn more about the client’s specific needs (location, industry, etc.) Duration: ~1-week
Step 2: Personalized Franchise/Business Search
Begins once Visa Franchise is engaged and client onboarding is completed. Duration: 3-4 weeks
Step 3: Presentation of 4-5 Franchises
Followed by introductions to franchisors and franchisees. Duration: 1 month
Step 4: Deal Finalization
Execute contract with franchisor and invest in franchise. Duration: 1 month
Step 1: Legal Consultation
Meet with attorney to determine applicable visa category per investor’s eligibility and needs. Duration: ~1-week
Step 2: Contract Legal Services
Contract your immigration attorney and begin work on visa application. Duration: 3-4 weeks
Step 3: Review FDD
Attorney to review the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and set up the legal structure. Duration: 1 month
Step 4: Petition Submission
After attorney has all necessary documentation and has completed the petition, he will submit it to USCIS** or provide you the petition for your interview at the consulate. Duration: 1 month
This diagram is meant to be a high level overview of the investment and legal process. It is always advised to consult with an immigration attorney.
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**United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
There are many important factors to consider when investing in a new franchise. By partnering with Visa Franchise, you’ll have great assistance navigating the process and learn about the best franchise opportunities suiting your objectives. There are over 5,000 franchise brands and 795,000 locations, which can be quite overwhelming for a prospective investor. We have a system to match your skill set, desired location and investment size to secure the best franchise opportunity.
Although not typically recommended, individuals pursuing the E-2 visa have the option to purchase an existing franchise or business in order to qualify them for the investor visa. We work with a number of reputable franchisors that occasionally have corporate or franchise units for sale. Depending on the location, franchise, and state of the business, we have had clients pursue this option in the past. However, there are usually few options available due to the fact that many business owners with successful businesses typically do not sell their businesses.
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