A franchise investment increases your prospect of business success while mitigating risk through proven products and methods. There are over 5,000 franchise brands and 700,000+ locations throughout the United States of which many qualify for the E-2 visa. For a recent immigrant to the U.S., it can be a daunting task analyzing the different franchise opportunities. We assist you with the process to ensure that your skill set, desired location and investment size matches with the best franchise opportunity for you and your family.
In practice, most E-2 franchise investments are a minimum of $150,000. Much of the investment range is dependent on the location and franchise model. If you would like to invest between $150,000 and $250,000, we focus on franchises that are in more suburban or rural locations and do not require a large build out of the franchise site. We also have options above $250,000 that can provide more support for E-2 investors in the operations.
Investors can choose to be owner-operators or work with established operators who will manage the business for a fee and/or seek to participate as an equity partner.
An E-2 classification allows a national of a treaty country to be admitted to the U.S. when investing a substantial amount of capital in a U.S. business. The E-2 visa is approved for up to 5 years, although it can be renewed. There is no fixed amount that needs to be invested in the business; however, it must be substantial to what the business needs. Although the E-2 visa does not provide green cards to its holders, it allows self-employment and a long-term stay in the United States.
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