At Visa Franchise, we provide high net-worth families with the help needed to identify the best U.S. business opportunities for their E-2 visa business. For investors seeking a business that provides them with maximum flexibility, Visa Franchise offers unique investment options that include operational support for the E-2 visa company. This allows the E-2 visa investor to own a controlling, majority interest in a small business while partnering with an established and vetted operator. Generally, the operator is a franchisor who will support the day-to-day operations of the business, while the foreign investor will oversee the financial and strategic direction of the company.
Full support from our dedicated Product Development team that is focused on daily research and vetting of business opportunities and operators
A client manager focused on guiding the client through the business evaluation process
A personalized business search analysis based on the client and family’s profile (included but not limited to industries of interest, location and investment threshold
Introductions to businesses and prior investors
Introductions to other business and immigration professionals that will support you in the investment migration process
Businesses with operational support undergo an extensive due diligence process
Businesses first undergo an initial onboarding with Visa Franchise where they answer a number of questions that allow for a clear overview of the opportunity
Following the businesses’ preliminary review, deal terms are agreed on by both parties and Visa Franchise then initiates a thorough due diligence on the operator’s financial history.
Once the business’ financial history is reviewed and approved, Visa Franchise may hire a professional 3rd party background check firm on occasion in order to conduct further due diligence of the business and relevant principals. They then conduct a review of litigation and prior bankruptcy matters of the management team and the company in charge of the business.
Upon approval in the company’s background check, the business begins working on the Operating Agreement to be put in place between them and the client, while at the same time Visa Franchise develops a business overview analysis. Upon the business’ approval, the concept begins being introduced to prospective investors.
Our extensive business search and analysis report of the 4-5 best Business Opportunities for you contain a number of details that allow for an extensive overview of the business
A summary of the business’ management team’s background and experience
An overview of industries relevant to select businesses
A strength, weakness, opportunity and threat (SWOT) analysis
A summary of the most important financial information taken from the financial documents provided by the business
A business evaluation following our key business success metrics
A client’s investment timeline is subject to a number of factors such as but not limited to:
Client’s availability to commit to the business search
Availability of funds to invest in a business with operational support
Capacity of business to adapt to deal terms proposed by client and their legal counsel
Immigration attorney’s review of individual application and business
Step 1: Business 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 Business Search
Begins once Visa Franchise is engaged and client onboarding is completed. Duration: 3-4 weeks
Step 3: Presentation of 4-5 Businesses
Followed by introductions to corporate partners and former investors. Duration: 1 month
Step 4: Deal Finalization
Execute Contract with Corporate Partner and invest in Business. 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 Operating and Management Agreements
Attorney to review Operating and Management Agreements 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.
* Not supported by Visa Franchise
**United States Citizenship and Immigration Services