Investing in a Franchise vs Independent Business in the US for Immigrating

By Ella Bergquist October 26, 2020 (Updated December 29, 2020) 2 min. read
Franchise vs Business

On October 7th, there was a free Facebook live event where immigration professionals spoke about what the Pros and Cons are when investing in franchises or existing businesses. Both VisaPlace and Vetted Biz had immigration professionals speak on the topic. Patrick Findaro from Vetted Biz/Visa Franchise and Fadi Minawi from VisaPlace discussed:

  1. How to Analyze Franchises & Businesses
  2. Steps for Buying a Franchise or Businesses
  3. Steps for Buying a Franchise or Business
  4. Franchise/Business Pros and Cons + The Secret Hybrid
  5. How Visa Franchise Can Empower Your Business Search
  6. How VisaPlace Can Help You Apply and Your Immigration Process

Watch the Full Video on E-2 Investor Visas: Franchise vs Existing Business here:

Why Choose an E-2 Visa

E-2 Visas approval rating has remained the same year-over-year at an 89% approval rating. The E-2 Visas approval ratings are significantly higher than many non-immigrant visas. The overall nonimmigrant visa denial rate increased from 22% in 2018 to 26% in 2019 except for the E-2 Visa. The top 15 E-2 Countries include:

  1. Japan
  2. Canada
  3. Great Britian
  4. Germany
  5. France
  6. South Korea
  7. Mexico
  8. Italy
  9. Spain
  10. Taiwan
  11. Turkey
  12. Sweden
  13. Argentina
  14. Colombia
  15. Australia

What Type of Investor Are You?

There are two main types of Investors: Strategic/Financial Investor and Lifestyle Investor

Strategic/Financial Investor

Lifestyle Investor

What Industry Should I Invest in for an E-2 Visa?

There are a few industries that international investors are most interested in especially in light of the current pandemic.

Should I Invest in a Franchise or Business for an E-2 Visa?

There are two main options for investing in the US: Franchise and Independent Business

Franchise for E-2 Visa



Independent Business for E-2 Visa



Full Online Event Presentation: