Our consulting services are centered around helping entrepreneurs identify and analyze the best franchise opportunities that may qualify for an E-2 investor visa. In doing so, we facilitate a smoother transition process to the U.S. with the goal of achieving personal and business success over the first couple years in the U.S.
For investors looking to be owner-operators, there are many important factors to consider when investing in a franchise. There are over 5,000 franchise brands and 795,000 locations, which can be quite overwhelming for a prospective investor. By engaging Visa Franchise’s services, you will have assistance learning about the best franchise opportunities matching your objectives and navigating the selection process.
We have a system in place to match our client’s skill set, desired location, and investment size to secure the best franchise opportunity for the client.
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 Franchise Agreement, pay franchise fee 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
Franchise attorney to review 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.
* Not supported by Visa Franchise
**United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
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Residential or Commercial 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.