Direct EB-5 Investment

Interested in investing in a franchise eligible for the EB5 visa? We can help

Leverage our expertise to save time & limit Risk

Have you thought about investing in a business for your EB-5 visa?

How valuable is your time and peace of mind in selecting a sound business eligible for the EB-5? 

Our EB-5 direct clients plug into our cumulative franchise network of 100+ EB-5 eligible franchises to power your search and analysis. 

We have vetted operators (generally the franchisor themselves) who can support the day-to-day operations of the business, while the EB-5 investor oversees the financial and strategic direction of the company. This is vital for those investors who are unable to reside in the U.S. on another visa (like the E-2 visa) while the EB-5 visa is being adjudicated. 

Did We mention we're fast?

We've had clients invest and file investor visas within 30 days of working together...

What you will receive for our consulting/ admin. fee of $45,000*:

Service Offering

Value

Included?

Full support from a Dedicated Client Manager (and assistant) focused on guiding you through the franchise evaluation process and serving as your main point of contact throughout the process

$5,000

Dedicated Product Development Team focused on daily research and vetting of franchise opportunities and management/ operational support teams

$5,000

Unlimited franchise due diligence reviews including:

1) Visa Franchise poses 20+questions to franchisors that allow for a clear overview of the franchise’s historic success AND potential for further success

2) Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) review of the most important sections

3) Review the past three years income statements and balance sheets of the franchisor

4)Review of litigations and prior bankruptcy of the management team and the company in charge of the business

5)Analysis of management team and the company

6) Analysis of the online presence and reviews Ongoing conversations with franchisees

7) Interviews with multiple franchisees to understand satisfaction with the franchisor, financials, time to break even and other key items to measure the franchise's success

$25,000

Personalized franchise search analysis based on the unique profile of you and your family (including location information pertinent to the EB5 investment thresholds)

$5,000

Individual reports on each of the best 5 franchise opportunities for you that includes:
1) Franchise’s management team’s background and experience

2) Most important financial information taken from the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)
3) A business evaluation following our key franchise success metrics
4) Additional videos and informational materials

$5,000

Scheduling meetings with franchisors and franchisees as well as best practices and proprietary guides for navigating the franchise investigation process

$2,500

Direct access to Visa Franchise Managing Partners who have a combined 20+ years of franchise, investor visa and investment experience. Leverage our network to save you time and limit your risk of investing in the wrong franchise

$25,000

Total Value Received:$102,500

You Save:$57,500

*Three payments of $15,000 each ($45,000 total). 1st payment is due upon engaging our services. 2nd payment is due (if and) when you enter into agreement with a franchisor. 3rd is due upon submission of EB-5 visa petition (Form I-526).

Ready to find the right EB-5 direct investment opportunity quickly?

Have you already engaged/consulted an immigration attorney?

We only accept 10 clients per month

Move fast to secure your EB5 direct investment!

Given the complexity of the EB-5 process, you must have already consulted and/or engaged a U.S. licensed immigration attorney prior to our initial consultation. 

There are over 1,500 attorneys who specialize in U.S. investor visas.

Click here for a directory of attorneys specialized in investor visas provided by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

We can also connect you with an immigration attorney if needed.

What is it like to be a Visa Franchise Client?

Check Out Our EB5 Direct Investment Process Below:

Stage 1 (45 Minutes)

Initial Consultation 

  • Initial video call or meeting to learn more about Visa Franchise’s services. 
  • Understand important factors of your case to see if we are best positioned to support your immigration investment goals. 

Stage 2 (30 Minutes)

Become A Visa Franchise Client 

  • Review our services agreement for e-signature
  • Three payments of $15,000 each ($45,000 total)
    • 1st $15,000 due at Stage 2
    • 2nd $15,000 due at Stage 9 (upon executing agreement with the franchisor)
    • 3rd $15,000 due upon submission of EB-5 visa petition (Form I-526)
  • Send proof of payment (preferred payment via wire transfer or Zelle)

Stage 3 (30 Minutes)

Client Onboarding 

  • Complete our client questionnaire 
  • Serves as the base to identify the best business opportunities for your unique profile

Stage 4 (30 Minutes)

Post-Questionnaire Call or Meeting 

  • Schedule video call to review any remaining questions
  • Understand your unique profile before the research and analysis begins

Stage 5 (1 Week)

Franchise And Business Analysis 

  • Our team reaches out to businesses that best fit your profile 
  • Complete the research, analysis and due diligence
  • Share analysis for each different business opportunity

Stage 6 (30 Minutes)

Post-Analysis Feedback 

  • Schedule a call or meeting to discuss any feedback regarding the businesses
  • Review clarifying questions you might have about the businesses before deciding which ones to speak with

 

Other Advisors

  • Introduction to key advisors (if not already engaged) to support your case:
  • Immigration attorney (attorney should commence source of funds by stage 6)
  • Franchise attorney (or corporate attorney)
  • Accountant
  • Business plan writer

Stage 7 (1 to 2 Weeks)

Calls Scheduled with Franchisors 

  • Arrange an introductory call with the businesses to see if there is a mutual initial fit
  • The business will then take the lead in providing relevant information for your further review

 

Franchise/ Corporate Attorney 

  • You will start receiving additional information from the business
  • In the case of a franchise investment, the franchisor will share with you their Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). 
  • Visa Franchise strongly recommends engaging a licensed franchise attorney to review such documentation
  • Franchising law in the U.S. is quite unique. An attorney with franchise experience should review ALL documentation and negotiate certain terms with the franchisor on your behalf
  • For non-franchised businesses, you will receive additional financials as well as a relevant documentation (e.g. operating agreement). 
  • Engage a licensed corporate attorney to conduct a legal review of the business and related documents

Stage 8 (2 to 8 Weeks)

Due Diligence Process

  • Speak with existing franchisees/investors of the chosen business 
  • Client manager will schedule calls and facilitate any queries or concerns that might arise throughout these calls
  • Meet in-person or attend a virtual discovery day with the business

Legal Review & Assistance 

  • As you move forward with your due diligence process of business opportunities, your attorney should be:
  • reviewing any additional documentation that was previously shared by the business(es)
  • setting up the LLC required for the client’s franchise investment 
  • applying for the Employer Identification Number* (EIN) opening the client’s corporate bank account on their behalf. 
  • Simultaneously, your immigration attorney is reviewing the opportunity from an immigration standpoint**

 

Stage 9 (2 to 8 Weeks)

Investment Decision 

  • Agreement is signed with the chosen business
  • Initial franchise fee (or deposit) is paid 

Stage 10 (1 to 9 Months)

Development Of Business

  • From this point forward the franchisor & lawyer(s) is best suited to help with opening up the business and providing ongoing support as needed

Visa Application 

  • Finalize EB-5 compliant business plan with writer 
  • Attorney prepares and files EB-5 visa petition (sync directly with immigration counsel on requirements and applying at U.S. consulate or change of status through USCIS)

Visa Franchise continues to be available in case you or your immigration attorney have any questions.

*Please be aware that at this time, the IRS is incurring significant delays in issuing Employment Identification Numbers (EIN) to foreign nationals who currently do not possess a Social Security Number. The average wait time is currently 6 to 8 weeks and for this reason, Visa Franchise recommends you begin working on this stage of the process along with an attorney as soon as possible. You are not able to open a corporate bank account without an EIN. 
**Although Visa Franchise has vetted all investment opportunities in our portfolio from an EB-5 visa standpoint, each client’s visa application might vary in accordance with specific details of their background and the context of their application. For this reason, Visa Franchise defers any decisions on whether an investment is suitable to a client’s EB-5 visa application to their respective immigration attorney.

We strive to ensure a smooth immigration investment process

 
 
Entering into an agreement with a franchise seller is only the beginning of the franchise relationship between you and the seller. You will need to provide, or arrange for, active, ongoing, management of the franchised business.
 
Consult with your immigration counsel regarding the extent to which you will need to be physically present in the United States in order to manage the franchised business.
 
Visa Franchise LLC does not guarantee that entering into a franchise agreement will result in the issuance to you of any United States visa. Please consult with your immigration counsel.
 
Visa Franchise LLC does not offer legal or financial advice in the purchase of a franchise. You are urged to seek professional advice from a lawyer, accountant, and other qualified resources.
 
Entering into an agreement with a franchise seller is only the beginning of the franchise relationship between you and the seller. You will need to provide, or arrange for, active, ongoing, management of the franchised business.